Academy Award Winner Ruby Yang’s “Ritoma” Now Available Via CAAM

Oscar winner Ruby Yang's documentary "Ritoma," a story where tradition and modernity collide on the Tibetan Plateau, is now available for purchase or rental through CAAM's Educational Distribution Department.

From Oscar winner Ruby Yang comes a story where tradition and modernity collide on the Tibetan Plateau:

“On an 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?”

Ruby Yang’s documentary Ritoma is now available for purchase or rental through CAAM’s Educational Distribution Department. CAAM has the largest collection of Asian American films for educators.

For more information on how to order the film, contact distribution [at] caamedia [dot] org or by phone at (415) 863-0814.

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