“RITOMA” Screening & Fundraiser
Friday, February 1st
Echo Park Film Center
1200 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Make your donation here
(Please use your donation receipt as your ticket!)
7:30pm Doors Open
8:00pm Film Screening
9:00pm Discussion and Q&A with film subjects
Outside food and beverages okay!
After venue and hosting costs, all proceeds will go directly to the Norlha Basketball program and to Lhamo’s Fund.
Special guests: film subjects Andrew Taylor, tutor to Lhamo, and Bill Johnson, head coach of Norlha Basketball.
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 a proper coach 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?