Ritoma 仁多瑪VIEW EVENT DETAILS
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Tibetan & English with English & Traditional Chinese Subtitles
On any given day on the vast Tibetan Plateau, you will find nomads herding their yaks and sheep, and monks reciting their mantras. You will also find them playing one of their favorite sports — basketball.
Makeshift courts are found in nearly every village. Next to traditional horseback riding, basketball has become a way for young men to work off their aggression and channel their energy. With the introduction of televised NBA games, the nomads of Ritoma have a new strategy for their court game. And when a proper coach arrives from the United States, slam-dunk becomes their new mantra. A new tournament has been announced, the first in their region. Can they put together a team that’s good enough to take part? Might they even be able to win?
Filmmaker Ruby Yang has worked as director, producer and editor on a range of feature and documentary films exploring Chinese themes. She won an Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject for The Blood of Yingzhou District in 2007. She is also known for her feature documentary Citizen Hong Kong and the award-winning documentary My Voice, My Life.
楊紫燁（Ruby Yang）出生於香港 ，曾執導和製作多部亞裔美國人題材的影片和紀錄片。她執導的《潁州的孩子》獲得美國第79屆奧斯卡最佳紀錄短片獎，《仇崗衛士》獲第83屆奧斯卡最佳紀錄短片獎提名。2011年受邀當選奧斯卡金像獎評委。
Jampa Dhundup was born to a nomad family and grew up on the Tibetan grasslands. When he was nine, he stumbled upon a fountain pen out on the pasture — a clear sign of his destiny. He began writing poetry chronicling his life and his feelings. As the grasslands eroded and livestock prices fell, Jampa made the choice to abandon nomadism and take a job at the local workshop. He loves basketball, so he jumped at the chance to be captain when the workshop started a team.
先巴東知從小在青藏高原長大,父母是牧民。九歲的時候,先巴在草原上撿到一管墨水筆,這管筆彷彿預言了他的未來。長大後,先巴成為一位高原詩人。 由於牧區草原的退化和牛羊價格的下跌,先巴終於放棄了牧民飄泊的生活, 加入了諾樂工坊。他熱愛籃球運動，現擔任諾樂男子籃球隊隊長。
Willard (Bill) Johnson grew up in Seattle, Washington. An engineer by profession, Bill’s real passion is basketball, and he has competed in tournaments around the world. At six feet eight inches, Bill really stands out in Ritoma. Using his experience as a former assistant coach with the MIT Engineers Men’s Basketball Team, Bill now trains the workshop’s team in-game strategy.
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