Mira follows the journey of a spirited Nepali village girl on her pursuit to being a world-recognised mountain runner. Growing up in a remote village in Nepal, Mira always dreamed of being successful in sport. When she was older she travelled 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 realise her tough mountain village upbringing has prepared her perfectly for this sport.
This short, colourful documentary, filmed in Hong Kong, Nepal and Australia, tells the story of Mira’s speedy rise in the world of mountain running.
Already a popular name Mira Rai is capturing the attention, admiration and imagination of trail runners globally. Releasing March this film will truly inspire you.
Recent coverage of Mira:
“a complex story presented simply and elegantly, and it’ll make you an impossibly dedicated fan of Mira Rai.” – IRunFar [US Media]
“‘Mira’ makes for a beautiful viewing that gives hope.” – Lex Limbu [Popular Nepalese Blogger]
“MIRA is a film for all, runner or not, it’s just great story telling!” – Ian Corless [Podcaster, UK]
“Amazing story and beautifully put together” – Jez Braggs [The North Face Athlete]
“Have just shown the Mira Rai film in Lausanne. Everybody thought it was fantastic and many moved to tears. Beautiful film and Mira a true inspiration.” – Heather Lima [NORLHA] after symposium screening attended by United Nations & Swiss Government officials.
“The filming is beautiful and I feel like it could be watched on silent and still appreciated for the beauty of the footage.” – Krissy Moehl [Patagonia Elite Athlete]
“If you love a good story , adventure, epic landscapes and trail running wrapped in a great tale about an inspirational human being , worth watching this one” – Trail Runner Magazine [Australia/New Zealand]
Director : Lloyd Belcher
Herself: Mira Rai