Project Description

Fellows Name

Portrait of Stephanie Spray

FSC-Harvard Fellow 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15

Stephanie Spray is a filmmaker and PhD candidate in anthropology at Harvard University. She has produced many works in the Sensory Ethnography Laboratory, including Manakamana (2013, co-directed with Pacho Velez), As Long As There’s Breath (2010), Monsoon-Reflections (2008) and Kāle and Kāle (2007). Her current FSC project Snow River will convey, in video and sound, how climate change is altering traditional practices and attitudes toward the land, and life more generally, in the Nepal Himalayas.

FSC Works

Film Still from Manakamana


Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez, 118 min. (2013)

High above a jungle in Nepal, pilgrims make an ancient journey by cable car to worship Manakamana.