Screening of Documentary Film “Ritoma”

Screening of Documentary Film “Ritoma”

Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7:15pm to 8:30pm
Wong Auditorium, 115

A film by Oscar-winning director Ruby Yang.

On any given day on the vast Tibetan Plateau, you will find nomads herding their animals and monks reciting their mantras. You will also find them playing one of their favorite sports: basketball.

With the introduction of televised NBA games, the nomads of Ritoma have a new strategy for their court game. And when former MIT Basketball standout Bill Johnson ’10 arrives from the USA, 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?

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