Manakamana

A scene from the documentary MANAKAMANA (U)

Story about a cable car that takes passengers to the popular Hindu temple of the same name in Nepal, located 12 km south of the town Gorkha and 1302 meters above sea level. Prince Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev inaugurated the Manakamana cable car in November 1998. The cable car rides over the distance of 2.8 kilometers in 10 minutes more or less. For hundreds of years, people hiked up this hill to reach the temple which took them over three hours.

Certificate: U     Distributor: Dogwoof

Dirs. Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez, Nepal/US, 2013, 118 mins, some subtitles

Cast (as themselves): Chabbi Lal Gandharba, Anish Gandharba, Bindu Gayek, Narayan Gayek, Gopika Gayek

Manakamana film poster

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