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376 Ratings


High above the jungle in Nepal, pilgrims go on an ancient journey, travelling by cable car to reach the Manakamana temple. Qualified as a remarkable formal experiment, it is also a flat out marvellous and wildly funny kind of a ride.

Our take

This risk-taking, radically immersive documentary from Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Lab strips cinema to its essentials, locking down the camera and letting us observe all kinds of people as they travel to a sacred temple. A serene project that experiments with form while staying powerfully humane.