By Ruby YANG


Documentary - Completed 2018

High on the Tibetan Plateau, the old way of life is on the decline. We follow the nomads of Ritoma as they navigate the collision of tradition and modernity.

& Awards

Asian American International Film Festival 2018
Official Selection
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival 2018
Official Selection
Asian Pop-Up Cinema 2018
Official Selection
Israel Spirit Film Festival 2018
Official Selection
Hong-Kong Filmart 2019
Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival 2019
Official Selection
Las Cruces International Film Festival 2019
Official Selection
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival 2019
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 57 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ruby YANG
    • Producer(s)
    • Ruby YANG
    • Synopsis
    • On any given day on the vast Tibetan Plateau, you will find nomads herding their yaks and sheep, and monks
      reciting their mantras. You will also find them playing one of their favorite sports — basketball.

      Makeshift courts are found in nearly every village. Next to traditional horseback riding, basketball has become a way for young men to work off their aggression and channel their energy. 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 United States, 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?