Take a ride in a cable car over the expansive valleys in the Gorkha district of Nepal. In a series of eleven fixed camera shots, Manakamana, the name of the cable car and the Hindu temple it leads to, offers meditational portraits of an eclectic mix of commuters: natives, tourists, and even livestock. Brought to you by the Harvard Sensory Ethnographic Laboratory (the group responsible for last years' Leviathan), this experimental documentary is a tribute to the cinematic art of observation.
Best First Feature and Golden Leopard at Locarno Film Festival. Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, AFI Fest.