'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 mountain village in Nepal, Mira always dreamed of being successful in sport despite all the challenges that she & other Nepali girls face. Running away from home at 14 years old, 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 distance 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 inspirational story, filmed in Hong Kong, Nepal and Australia, tells the story of Mira’s journey in the face of adversity to compete against the worlds best mountain runners.
A film by Lloyd Belcher http://lloydbelchervisuals.com
Read the story behind MIRA: http://lloydbelchervisuals.com/2016/05/04/unbranded-story-behind-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]
"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]