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April 7, 2016 @ 7:30 pm UTC+0
Presented by John Hoffman EVP Discovery Documentary Programming
Winner of the Grierson Award at the 2015 BFI London Festival and an official selection of the 2015 Telluride Film Festival, SHERPA looks at how Mount Everest’s Sherpa community united in grief and anger to reclaim the mountain following this devastating avalanche in 2014, killing 16 Sherpas. Directed by Jennifer Peedom (“Solo”), SHERPA features exclusive access with members of the Sherpa community, their families, and western adventurers who were getting ready to climb Mount Everest before the tragic event. The film highlights this volatile time in the Everest climbing industry, which served as a turning point for many of the Sherpas and their families as they considered whether to continue working on the mountain.