Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez
Stephanie Spray studied at Harvard and Smith College. Her shorts include Kale and Kale (07), Monsoon Reflections (08), As Long As There's Breath (10). Manakamana (13) is her feature debut.
Pacho Velez studied at Harvard and CalArts. His shorts include Occupation (01), Orphans of Mathare (03), and Bastards of Utopia (10). Manakamana (13) is his feature debut.
This awe-inspiring and artful documentary observes the passengers of a cable car that ushers pilgrims and tourists—and sometimes goats—up a Nepalese hillside to the beloved Manakamana Temple. Few films generate so much fascination with so austere a set-up. Manakamana is a one-of-a-kind cinematic experience, and well worth the ride.
(Rating: All audiences)