Mira Rai is a young woman from a remote village in Nepal who 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. ‘Mira’ follows the journey of this spirited Nepali village girl on her pursuit to being a world-recognised mountain runner.
“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]
‘Mira’ is available to watch via Vimeo on demand [English version]. Here is the trailer below. Proceeds from the fee goes to showing this film in remote places with a mobile cinema, to girls who would potentially be inspired by watching Mira’s film. Additional language versions will be available from May 2016. These include: Chinese [simplified & traditional] / Japanese / French / German & Spanish
If you want to host a screening of ‘Mira’ then please find out more here
She good, strong, very strong. She will do well in future. She has a bright, fast future ahead of her, – Stevie Kremer (Skyrunner® World Series Champion) speaking after the MSIG 50km Lantau Hong Kong Dec 2015
She is going to shake up the global trail running community with her climbing speed!
– Marcus Warner, President of A&NZ Skyrunning Association (Feb 2015).
She’s a beast,” – Luke Nelson of the Patagonia team’s description of her climbing power.
Her dedication to trying hard is wonderful to see. She is a beautiful runner, inside and out, and watching her develop is very special. But beyond that her sheer joy and happiness in running and in life is an absolute inspiration.” – Lizzy Hawker
“A chance is like a leaf on a river, you have to grab it quick, or it’s gone forever.” – Mira Rai
We're accepting donations from individuals. Everyone who donates will get acknowledgement in the credits on the film ( unless you wish to be anonymous) and an advanced online screening of the film in early June!
Mira was helped a year ago by contributions to a small fund by people like you: friends and members of the trail running community. Now it is fitting to let others contribute in the same way to help Mira tell her story, and hopefully inspire a generation of Nepali schoolgirls.
We don't have a Kickstarter or Indigogo account as they take 8% of your donation. We do accept PayPal (somewhere between free and 5%) and Transferwise which is a clever system developed by the people who made Skype.
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Cash or a local bank transfer is free. If in HK, please contact to ask about an efficient way to donate. Thanks!
Thank you to: Lizzy Hawker - $US 47.75 • Jamie McGuinness - $US 47.10 • Isobel Tanaka - $US 94.50 • Pintrava Milos - $US 47.10 • Andre Blumberg - $US 473.70 • Matthew Igram - $US 32.88 • Phillip Forsyth HKBT - $US 128.95 • Michael Przewloka - $US 32.00 • Luke Tyburski - $US 95.80 • Holly May - $US 31.61 • Lynda Wacht - $US 23.72 • K Stephens - $US 57.36 • Anon - $US 47.75 • J Turner - $US 95.80 • MARCO CHIRDEL - $US 70.80 • Seth Wolpin - $US 23.72 • Andrea Mondini - $US 106.63 • Cabaret Regis - $US 47.10 • Lily Dyu - $US 18.92 • Ian Wright - $US 47.10 • Nora Senn - $US 47.10 • Himalayan Trails - $US 500 • N Perret - $US 51.99 • Julian Ross - $US 94.50 • Louise Welch - $US 47.75 • Bruce Chisholm - $US 47.10 • Igor Tavella - $US 52.99 • Chan Yuk King - $US 56.58 • Arpita Maitra - $US 56.58 • Swiss Alps Running - $US 28.53 • Albert Wong - $US 77.36 • Sisu Girls PTE LTD - $US 94.50 • Laurent Faton - $US 47.10 • Angela Chen - $US 94.50 • John Ellis - $US 47.10 • Rachel Jaqueline - $US 257.78 • Steve Harknett - $US 47.75 • Wong Wai Ming HKBT - $US 77.35 • Brandon Wong HKBT - $US 38.68 • ATM transfer No name 2,000 HKBT - $US 257.84 • Rekha Gurung - $US 28.53 • Sadeep Rai - $US 10.1 • Chris Phillips - $US 18.92 • Mark Green - $US 28.53 • Tsering Lama - $US 38.14 • Christopher Creely - $US 18.66 • Robert Smith - $US 94.50 • Katherine Plichta - $US 191.90 • Cinta Groos - $US 51.07 • Lau Lik Alaric - $US 94.50 • Wong Yeuk Sze Tiffany - $US 94.50 • Christine Burke - $US 284.10 • Demirel Robert K - $US 473.70 • Fred Coppens - $US 20.13 • The Adventure Types - $US 378.90 • GL - $US 47.75 • Lilian Leung - $US 189.30 • Javier Rodriguez - $US 9.31 • T J H Lith - $US 50.56 • Jeri Chua - $US 47.10 • Albin Sendang - $US 20.16 • Crave Healthy Food - $US 47.10 • Naomi OK - $US 94.50 • Billi Bierling - $US 53 • Dennis Curry - $US 50.74 • Susan Harrison - $US 9.18 • Kurt Lynn - $US 47.95 • Neil Cottam - $US 47.75 • Planet Emu / Julie Brumlik - $US 9.31 • Vivien Ringuede (HKD) - $US 38.64 • Emmanuel Abadie - $US 47.75 • Sebastian Skiff - $US 18.66 • Khem Rai - $US 95.80 • Stuart Billby - $US 37.62 • Copywriters collective - $US 101.59 • Stuart Bilby - $US 37.62 • FRANCISCO J ALANIS TAMEZ - $US 25.27 • Julie Smithey - $US 57.36 • Jonas Israel - $US 47.75 • Burns Sanja - $US 141.90 • Anders Kartik Jensen - $US 236.70 • SUPACHAI ROBVONG - $US 28.14 • 14.09 Frank Pilkington - $US 645 • 27.09 Deplano Luca - $US 100 • 18.12 Martina Maggio - $US 52.11 •