Sherpa

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Screen Café

Sherpa

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 02 May - 14 May 2016

Post-screening Q&A with producer Bridget Ikin and interpreter/ translator Nima Sherpa (Live) on 2 May

In 2013, the world’s media reported on a shocking mountain-high brawl as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas. Director Jennifer Peedom and her team set out to uncover the cause of this altercation, intending to film the 2014 climbing season from the Sherpas’ point of view. Instead, they captured Everest’s greatest tragedy, when a huge block of ice crashed down onto the climbing route, killing 16 Sherpas. For the Himalayan workers repeatedly traversing the mountain carrying supplies, the risk of this hazardous endeavor is multiplied. This stunning documentary, shot by high-altitude cinematographer Renan Ozturk, explores the unequal relationship between cashed-up foreign expeditions and their guides. It is also a story of family and tradition, as exemplified by Phurba Tashi Sherpa, an experienced climber at the heart of this commanding film.

Nominated by the British Academy of Film and Television for the Best Documentary Award and Winner of the Grierson Award for Best Documentary Feature (BFI London Film Festival), this is a must-see!

Classification: M
Distributor: Transmission Films

Dates & Times:
Monday 2 May 7pm
Saturday 14 May 7pm

Director
JENNIFER PEEDOM

Producers
BRIDGET IKIN and JOHN SMITHSON

Executive producers
JOHN MAYNARD, DAVID GRIFFIN and DAVID GROSS

Cinematography
RENAN OZTURK, HUGH MILLER and KEN SAULS

Sound recordist
NICK EMOND

Editor
CHRISTIAN GAZAL

Sound designer
SAM PETTY

Composer
ANTONY PARTOS

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