Echoes of the Empire: Beyond Genghis Khan offers a stunning cinematic view of Mongolia’s past and present. Film director and novelist Robert H. Lieberman takes us into this vast country little known by many. Stars of the film include many prominent Mongolian voices, as well as New York Times best-selling author Jack Weatherford (Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World). The film leads us through the remarkable evolution of Genghis Khan’s Mongol Empire—a realm that once encompassed all of Asia, the Middle East and Europe leading up to the doorsteps of Vienna. Intimate portraits of today’s Mongolians provide us with rare and revealing insights into the minds of these former warriors and nomads and the challenges they face in their post-Soviet world. This is the third in the trilogy of films from the creative team at PhotoSynthesis Productions that includes the acclaimed Angkor Awakens and They Call It Myanmar—hailed as New York Times Critics’ Picks, distributed theatrically in the US and Europe, and broadcast globally by the BBC.
Robert H. Lieberman is a best-selling novelist and film director. He is also a long-time member of the Physics faculty at Cornell University. His previous two documentaries, Angkor Awakens and They Call It Myanmar, were hailed as New York Times Critics’ Picks, distributed theatrically in the US and Europe, and broadcast globally by the BBC. He is presently working with five-time Academy Award nominated French producer Didier Brunner, completing the screenplay for an animated feature based on Lieberman’s novel “The Nazis, My Father and Me.”