Documentary about Mongolian memory athlete premieres in America
The ninety-minute feature follows a diverse group of people preparing to compete around the world in memory competitions vying to be the best in the world.
“Memory Games”, a documentary about memory athletes from Mongolia, Germany, the UK, and the USA, was released in New York. The ninety-minute feature follows a diverse group of people preparing to compete around the world in memory competitions vying to be the best in the world. Among them is Swedish-Mongolian Yanjaa Wintersoul, a bright young star on the circuit. She is one of the few female competitors in a male-dominated sport. Directed by Janet Tobias and Claus Wehlisch, “Memory Games” shows a thrilling insight into the lives of the four athletes and their unique approaches to memorizing and recalling mind-boggling amounts of information. The film was shot from December 2016 to April 2017 with nearly 500,000 EUR production funding. Yanjaa, the Mongolian-Swedish triple world-record holding memory athlete is one of the only twenty one international grandmasters of memory. She first rose to prominence in memory sports in 2014 by winning the team gold medal as well as first place in names and faces at the World Memory Championships 2014 in Haikou, China during her first year of memory training, at the age of twenty.