High above a jungle in Nepal, pilgrims make an ancient journey by cable car to worship at Manakamana Temple. A camera is placed in a fixed spot in the cable car, observing a series of very different passengers in real time on their journey up the mountainside with an extraordinary vista from the windows.
An almost virtual reality travel experience and an ingenious device for people-watching, Manakamana is the latest feature documentary from The Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab. It is also now a haunting reminder of the recent destruction of parts of Nepal after two huge earthquakes.
All proceeds from this screening will be sent directly to the villagers who feature in this film to help them rebuild their lives and community. This fundraising screening has been made possible by Dogwoof who have kindly waived the fees.
Stephanie Spray, Pacho Velez | 2014 | 118 mins
There will be a short introduction to the film by Andy Moore, a PhD researcher at University of Leeds who recently spent time at the Sensory Ethnography Lab in the USA.