CHARLIE FOWLER BEST ADVENTURE FILM - MountainFilm | BEST FILM, MOUNTAIN CULTURE - BANFF Mountain Film Festival | SCREENED IN OVER 30 FESTIVALS WORLDWIDE AND WON 15 AWARDSHuman Rights • Women's Rights • Women's Studies • Women's Empowerment • Indigenous Studies • Ethnic Studies • Buddhism • South Asia • Nepal • Mountaineering
Date of Completion: 2022 | Run Time: 71 minutes | Language: English, French & Nepali with French & Spanish subtitles | Captions: Yes | Includes: Transcript | Director: Nancy Svendsen | Producers: Nancy Svendsen, Sharon Wood & Christy McGill | Writer: Sharon Wood | Editor: Jeffrey Friedman | Composer: Todd Boekelheide | Associate Producer: Andrea Pierpont
PASANG: In the Shadow of Everest chronicles Pasang Lhamu Sherpa’s tragic and inspiring journey to become the first Nepali woman to summit Everest in 1993. As an uneducated, indigenous woman and a Buddhist in a Hindu kingdom, Pasang’s dream to scale the legendary mountain pits her against family, foreign climbers, her own government, and nature itself. Her determined pursuit of Everest plays out within the context of her nation’s quest for democracy and the emergence of the commercial climbing industry. As told by the Nepalis who knew her, by some of the world's most notable alpinists, and by Pasang herself, her historic quest would transfix her country and uplift a new generation's belief in its possibilities.