Kathmandu, March 15, 2017: Mira, a documentary on the journey of Mira Rai, a world champion trail runner, has been released on YouTube.
The inspirational story, filmed across Nepal, Hong Kong, Australia, Spain, Italy & France tells the story of Mira’s journey in the face of adversity to compete against the world’s best mountain runners.
The film follows the journey of a spirited Nepali village girl on her pursuit to being a world-recognized mountain runner. Growing up in a remote mountain village in Nepal, Mira always dreamed of being successful in sport despite all the challenges that she & other Nepali girls face. After running away from home, Mira joined the Maoist army until as a young adult, she traveled the long distance to Kathmandu to try her luck. Out of money, 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 wins it and soon begins to realize her tough mountain village upbringing has prepared her perfectly for this sport.
Already screened on numerous film-festivals in Nepal and abroad, the movie has won accolades from a mass of viewers.
Rai came to fame after winning the title of National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2017.
The full version of the award-winning film was released on YouTube on March 14.