Noon on Sunday, May 17th (2015)
Alamo Drafthouse Ritz. Tickets $10
Director Stephanie Spray will be in attendance for a post-film discussion.
High above Nepal’s lush, mountainous landscape, a cable car carries pilgrims, villagers and the occasional American tourist to an ancient Hindu temple. For centuries, devoted followers had to undertake an arduous multi-day trek to reach the shrine of the wish-fulfilling goddess Manakamana. Today, the trip takes just under 10 minutes. Filmed entirely inside these cable cars as they glide over fog-enshrouded peaks and remote villages, MANAKAMANA captures the conversations of its passengers – personal exchanges, anecdotes, shared observations on the landscape below – and emerges with a rich, vibrant view of Nepal, a land of ancient traditions and rituals on the brink of a technologically-powered future.
The proceeds from this screening will be donated to the American Nepal Medical Foundation to support their efforts in providing medical care and disaster relief in response to the recent tragedy in Nepal.