• 2013
  • Nepal / US
  • 1h 58min
  • U
  • Directed by: Stephanie Spray/Pacho Velez
  • UK release: 12 December 2014

Film shot entirely on a panoramic cable car which transports pilgrims to the top of a mountain in Nepal, where sits the temple of Manakamana. It plays like an unpretentious snapshot of human life, with some riders silently contemplating the breathtaking view, and others giggling over their melting ice creams. Hypnotic and profound.

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A documentary about a group of pilgrims who travel to Nepal to worship at the legendary Manakamana temple.

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8 Dec 20144 stars

A mesmeric documentary following pilgrims as they visit the titular temple

Perched atop a mountain in the Nepalese countryside, the temple of Manakamana is a destination for thousands of visitors, devotees and tourists alike, who all make the trip via a panoramic cable car. And it's in this intimate setting that the entirety…

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