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On the road with the red god Machhendranath

Author: Kesang Tseten; Sanjay Kak; Kapil Muni Vajracharya
Publisher: [Long Beach, NY] : K. Tseten, 2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : [Full length version]View all editions and formats
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Captures the complex human elements behind the wheeled chariot festival of the deity Rato Machhendranath of the Kathmadu Valley, one of Asia's greatest ancient religious festivals. Instead of exotic idealised depictions of tradition, the film portrays the gritty reality of the festival where confict or solidarity can prevail, maping the dynamic interplay between tradition and modernity.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kesang Tseten; Sanjay Kak; Kapil Muni Vajracharya
OCLC Number: 83276391
Language Note: In Nepali with English subtitles.
Credits: Editors, Kesang Tseten, Prem BK, Rajesh Gongaja ; camera, Siddhartha Shakya ; music, Nhyoo Bajra Charya.
Performer(s): Narrator: Sanjay Kak ; commentary, Kapil Muni Vajracharya.
Description: 1 videodisc (72 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: produced, directed and written by Kesang Tseten.

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Captures the complex human elements behind the wheeled chariot festival of the deity Rato Machhendranath of the Kathmadu Valley, one of Asia's greatest ancient religious festivals. Instead of exotic idealised depictions of tradition, the film portrays the gritty reality of the festival where confict or solidarity can prevail, maping the dynamic interplay between tradition and modernity.

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