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The Resource Manakamana, directed by Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez ; produced by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel

Manakamana, directed by Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez ; produced by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel

Label
Manakamana
Title
Manakamana
Statement of responsibility
directed by Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez ; produced by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel
Title variation
Mana ka mana
Contributor
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
  • nep
  • eng
  • nep
  • nep
Summary
"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
Awards note
Official Selection, New York Film Festival ; Grand Jury Prize, Filmmakers of the Present, Locarno Film Festival ; Official Selection, Toronto Film Festival
Cataloging source
GZN
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In Nepali with English subtitles
LC call number
BL2034.3.M36
LC item number
M36 2014
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Spray, Stephanie A.
  • Velez, Pacho
  • Castaing-Taylor, Lucien
  • Paravel, Véréna
  • Harvard University
  • Cinema Guild
Runtime
118
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manakāmanā (Nepal)
  • Hindu pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Manakāmanā (Nepal)
  • Aerial tramways
  • Hindu
  • Pilger
  • Heiliger Berg
  • Seilbahn
  • Ethnologischer Film
  • Nepal
Technique
live action
Label
Manakamana, directed by Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez ; produced by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Wide screen (1.85:1)
  • "Produced at the Sensory Ethnography Lab."
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
Accompanying material
1 booklet (8 pages ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
879190709
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (118 min.)
Isbn
9780781514750
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
881164000811
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CG 000146
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)879190709
System details
DVD; NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; widescreen (aspect ratio of 1.85:1)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Manakamana, directed by Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez ; produced by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel
Publication
Note
  • Wide screen (1.85:1)
  • "Produced at the Sensory Ethnography Lab."
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
Accompanying material
1 booklet (8 pages ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
879190709
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (118 min.)
Isbn
9780781514750
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
881164000811
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CG 000146
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)879190709
System details
DVD; NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; widescreen (aspect ratio of 1.85:1)
Video recording format
DVD

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