17th keswick film festival

Sherpa (15)

117 mins. Jennifer Peedom. Australia (2015)

Showing Sat 27 February, 2.00pm

Sherpa (15)

This production ended on 27/02/2016

Synopsis

Jennifer Peedom started making a documentary about a Sherpa on his 22nd ascent of Everest. Supporting well-financed foreign climbing teams, such Sherpas are as essential to summiting success as ropes or oxygen equipment, but valued significantly less.
During filming tragedy struck, an ice fall killed 16 Sherpa guides which brought many years’ feelings of injustice to a head – the Sherpas went on strike. The focus of Peedom’s film changed immediately and the result is compelling.

“Jennifer Peedom’s film is stunningly photographed (how could it not be?) and brilliantly sly: she gives the tour guides and their rich, self-absorbed charges just enough rope to hang themselves, and they duly oblige” - Time Out


Location: Rheged

Running Time: 117 mins

THIS IS A CHARITY PERFORMANCE IN AID OF CUMBRIA FLOOD RELIEF.

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