Nepali Film Night
Sherpas – The True Heroes of Mount Everest
Directed by Otto C. Honegger, Frank Senn and Hari Thapa
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Time: Doors at 6:00pm; film starts at 7:00pm
Location: VIFF VanCity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St (at Davie), Vancouver. Location
Cost: $15. Tickets can be purchased online here ($2 handling fee) or at the door.
Please Note: This film has not been classified by Consumer Protection BC, admittance restricted to 19+.
100% of ticket sales will be donated to the Rural Empowerment and Development Initiatives (READI) Nepal to fund a project to educate marginalized children in Humla District.
Sherpas – the True Heroes of Mount Everest showcases the work, hardships and life of the Sherpas at Mount Everest. The film follows the expedition of the Swiss mountain guide Kari Kobler and his European climbers as they climb the highest mountain in the world, a feat un-imaginable without the support and guidance of their hired Nepali Sherpas. Among the Sherpas is Dawa, who has peaked Everest thirteen times. Throughout the film, the Sherpas share their stories, feelings and fears on the climb. They tell us bluntly what it means for them to work for Western climbers and to act as their leaders on the top of the world, sometimes risking their own lives to save a Western client.
Following the film, Hari Thapa, director of the film will be answering questions via video conference from Kathmandu.
Sherpas won the Best Film Jury Award in Nepal Panorama category of the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival in 2009.