Friday, December 19, 2008

Documentary on Ninja Mining in Mongolia

I recently came across this 2007 documentary by the British Channel 4-  Unreported World: Mongolia - Ninja Nation. Interesting and at times hard to imagine this wild west gold rush craze happening right in our backyard. Ninja mining towns have become more or less self-sufficient, with their own economy, rules and social structure, nearly independent of the government thanks to the government choosing to ignore this section of society. Here's a Times Online article on ninja mining.