4.5

Sherpa

Documentary


 

A documentary about the role of Sherpas on Everest was being filmed in 2014 when an ice fall resulted in a significant loss of life.

The ways of Sherpas and mountain climbers are brought into sharp relief in this engrossing social commentary. Much of what we witness beggars belief, as the camera captures entrenched exploitation, all exacerbated by different belief systems and communication styles. Day-to-day activities highlight the inequalities, climbers enjoy a hot towel and a cup of tea brought to their tent, while Sherpas carry supplies including a toilet up the mountain. Appalled in Nepal.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 31st March 2016
Transmission Films 96 mins