After an unforeseen tragedy hits during the 2014 Everest expedition, Peedom's film brings to light the discrimination against the Sherpas from foreign tour guides in the wake of the disaster, as well as the lack of support towards their own poor working conditions shown by the Nepalese government.
Sherpa also has at its helm the BAFTA winning producer John Smithson (Touching The Void, 127 Hours). More than a mountain, Everest becomes a microcosm of global retaliation against a disrespectful West.
Passionate and provocative, Sherpa gives an identity to the men standing behind the heroes: Sherpa won the Grierson award for Best Documentary at this year's London Film Festival.
Sherpa will be released in UK cinemas 18 December.
|What||Sherpa: documentary reveals Western discrimination against Everest's local heroes|
|Where||Various Locations | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Leicester Square (underground)|
18 Dec 15 – 31 Jan 16, 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
|Website||Click here to go to the film's website.|