Screening of documentary film "Ritoma"

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

Wong Auditorium, 115 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

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?

Admission is free! Please RSVP to basketball@norlhatextiles.com.

Charitable donations towards the upcoming Tibetan Wheelchair Basketball Exchange can be made here. Please visit www.ritomamovie.com and www.tibetbasketball.com for more information.

Event Type

Community Event

Events By Interest

Religious/Spiritual, Diversity/Inclusion, Arts/Music/Film, General

Events By Audience

Public, MIT Community, Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff

Tags

film, Basketball, athletics, diversity, global, Tibet

Department
Division of Student Life
Hashtag

#Ritoma

Contact Email

rferrara@mit.edu

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Robert V Ferrara

Robert V Ferrara left a positive review Thursday, June 21, 2018

It was a riveting movie, completely out of the ordinary. This was an engaging story of how Tibet is changing, and finding a place for MIT people and basketball in the roof of the world.