Mira follows the journey of a spirited Nepali village girl on her pursuit to being a world-recognised mountain runner. Growing up in a remote village in Nepal, Mira always dreamed of being successful in sport. When she was older she travelled the long distance to Kathmandu to try her luck. Out of pocket, she was about to return home to her village, when by chance on a morning run, she meets another runner who tells her about a long running race in the local hills. She not only takes first place but also begins to realise her tough mountain village upbringing has prepared her perfectly for this sport.
This short, colourful documentary, filmed in Hong Kong, Nepal and Australia, tells the story of Mira’s speedy rise in the world of mountain running.
Film Release Date: March 30th 2016
Available in: English/Nepali, Chinese, French, Spanish & German.
- Grand Prize – Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 2017
- Parkstad Limburg Jury Award – Dutch Mountain Film Festival 2017
- Prix du Dépassement de Soi – Les Diablerets International Film Festival 2016
- Best Film in Mountain Culture – New Zealand Mountain Film Festival 2016
- Winner of Emerging Talent Award – Alaska International Film Awards 2016
- Winner of Audience Choice Award – Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival 2016.
- Finalist – BANFF Mountain Film Festival 2016
The below video message was played live at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Awards Ceremony on Feb 19th 2017 when MIRA was awarded the Festival Grand Prize. This video message includes an explanation of the reasons for making MIRA.
‘Mira’ was also selected to be part of the BANFF World Tour 2017 which is the largest mountain festival and film tour that spans the globe, reaching about 500,000 people through more than 1,000 screenings in 500 locations, in 42 countries. More information
“A complex story presented simply and elegantly, and it’ll make you an impossibly dedicated fan of Mira Rai.”
“‘Mira’ makes for a beautiful viewing that gives hope.”
“A moving documentary with some wonderful action shots and awe-inspiring panoramas.”
Dutch Mountain Film Festival Jury
“Inspirational and Empowering! A must see running film!”
“If you love a good story , adventure, epic landscapes and trail running wrapped in a great tale about an inspirational human being , worth watching this one”
Trail Runner Magazine [Australia/New Zealand]
Film site: www.miraraifilm.com
Mobile Cinema screening of ‘Mira’ at Maadi Secondary School in Chitwan , Nepal – November 25th 2016
Mobile Cinema screening of ‘Mira’ at Kadambari School in Birgunj , Nepal – November 18th 2016
Hong Kong screening of ‘Mira’ – June 29th 2016
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