13 June 2014


On Saturday 21st of June, Open City Docs Fest presents two events from the Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab (SEL).  Currently the talk of the documentary world, SEL work between the factual and poetic, challenging classic ethnography and documentary film. 

To accompany the screening of their most recent feature Manakamana, Open City Docs Fest is also screening a collection of their short films:

‘Shorts: Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab’ (2014), 16:00 Studio 1
An eclectic selection of rarely seen short films produced by artists working within the Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab.

Manakamana (2013), 20.30 ICA
Manakamana is the latest work to emerge from the Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab and is a startling, one-of-a-kind documentary experience.  It is filmed entirely inside the narrow confines of a cable car transporting villagers to an ancient mountaintop, temple high above a jungle in Nepal.  Over the course of eleven rides we gain a fascinating and personal insight into the lives and perspectives of these passengers.

Pilgrims riding the cable car up to Manakamana temple

For more details of these two events and for the rest of the festival programme please the Open City Docs Fest website. 

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