DVD - 2014 | Nepali
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"Filmed entirely inside the narrow confines of a cable car, high above a jungle in Nepal that transports villagers to an ancient mountaintop temple, [Manakamana] is an acute ethnographic investigation into culture, religion, technology and modernity ... For centuries, devoted pilgrims hoping to reach the fabled temple needed to undertake an arduous multi-day journey. Today, because of a new cable car system, the entire trip takes just under 10 minutes ... [The film] opens a rich and vibrant window onto this world over the course of eleven such rides. Each is composed of a fixed shot, lasting between 9 and 10 minutes ... With every sequence, we are introduced to new passengers: an elderly man and his grandson, a trio of teenage rockers, a married couple, a mother and daughter, three wives. Through their shared conversations, anecdotes, observations about the surrounding landscape, and even their silence, a detailed picture of their lives emerges; a story about history, tradition, and change"--Container.
Publisher: New York, NY : Cinema Guild ; ©2014].
ISBN: 9780781514750
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (118 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm +,1 booklet (8 pages ; 19 cm.)
video file, DVD, rda
digital, video, stereo, rda
Alternative Title: Mana ka mana [dvd]


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