Keswick Film Club - Sherpa

Saturday 27th February 2:00 PM

Sherpa 

Director: Jennifer Peedom Country: Australia
Cert: 15 Year: 2015 Length: 96 mins Language: Nepali/English
Sherpa

Audience Reaction

Score: 89.39% Attendance: 183

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Synopsis

Jennifer Peedom started out to make a documentary about a Sherpa on his 22nd ascent of Everest, again in support of a well-financed foreign climbing team. For such teams, Sherpas are as essential to their success as ropes or oxygen equipment but valued significantly less.

During filming tragedy struck as 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.

This is a Charity Performance in aid of Cumbria Flood Relief.

Critics

open_quote 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 close_quote Time Out


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