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Film Info
Country:Nepal
Hong Kong
Year:2016
Running Time:42 min.
Language:Nepali
Director:Lloyd Belcher
Producer:Lloyd Belcher
Screenwriter:Mira Rai
Lloyd Belcher
Shashank Poudel
Cinematographer:Lloyd Belcher
Editor:Lloyd Belcher
Description
The obstacles were daunting: a hardscrabble, impoverished childhood; a stint as a child soldier in the Maoist Army; a culture with no tradition of support for female athletes. Yet nothing has proven too challenging for Mira Rai, the mountain-running phenomenon from Nepal whose ascent in her sport over the past several years is as improbable as it is inspiring. Lloyd Belcher’s visually stunning documentary follows Mira as she trains for and competes in the 2016 Skyrunning World Championships and makes the utmost of its alpine locations with jaw-dropping aerial footage. Watching Mira stride purposefully up the boulder-hewn slopes of the Dolomites, the Pyrenees and the French Alps, one might forget that she’s covering distances up to 100 kilometers, at high elevation (above 2000m), requiring a near-inhuman level of physical and mental stamina. Though Mira makes it look effortless and graceful, we get a closer look at the fierce, wise, and determined spirit that propels her across the finish line.
Additional Information


Lloyd Belcher is a self-taught filmmaker who specializes in sports and short documentaries. Since leaving a career in academia and deciding to make something out of his passion for filming, his work has quickly developed with well-known brand clients. From childhood, he has been hard-wired to explore the outdoors with a camera as his tool, particularly where athleticism and art meet. As an athlete, Belcher has competed in ultra mountain races including successfully finishing the Dragons Back Race in Wales and the Ultra Trail Mount Fuji.