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MANAKAMANA

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Directed by Stephanie Spray, Pacho Velez
Nepal, United States, 2013
Documentary
      Nepali
      English
      GENERAL

Synopsis

High above the jungle in Nepal, pilgrims go on an ancient journey, travelling by cable car to reach the Manakamana temple. Qualified as a remarkable formal experiment, it is also a flat out marvellous and wildly funny kind of a ride.

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This risk-taking, radically immersive documentary from Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Lab strips cinema to its essentials, locking down the camera and letting us observe all kinds of people as they travel to a sacred temple. A serene project that experiments with form while staying powerfully humane.

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Synopsis

High above the jungle in Nepal, pilgrims go on an ancient journey, travelling by cable car to reach the Manakamana temple. Qualified as a remarkable formal experiment, it is also a flat out marvellous and wildly funny kind of a ride.

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ManakamanaDirected byStephanie Spray, Pacho Velez
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Awards & Festivals

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Locarno International Film Festival
2013 | Winner: Golden Leopard (Concorso Cineasti del presente)
2013 | Special Mention: Best First Feature
Independent Spirit Awards
2014 | Nominee: Truer Than Fiction Award

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