Friday, October 26, 2018, 2:00 PM @ Flashpoint Chicago, 28 North Clark Street, 5th Floor.
RITOMA – Midwest Premiere
Hong Kong/Tibet | 2018 | 57 Minutes | Blu Ray DVD
In English or Tibetan w/English subtitles
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVP REQUIRED.
Director: Ruby Yang
Main Characters: Willard (Bill) Johnson, Jampa Dhundup, Dechen Yeshi
Film Source: Chang Ai Media Project Ltd.
On any given day on the vast Tibetan Plateau, nomads herd their yaks and sheep, and monks recite their mantras. Locals also play one of their favorite sports — basketball. The game is so popular, 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. Before long, a new tournament is announced, the first in their region. Can they put together a team that’s good enough to compete? Might they even be able to win?