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A heartbreaking story told with tremendous narrative and visual skill, Sherpa exposes the audience to a side of Mount Everest that many have never seen or considered.



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A brawl on Everest? Director Jennifer Peedom set out to uncover tension in the 2014 Everest climbing season from the Sherpas' point of view and instead captured a tragedy when an avalanche struck, killing 16 Sherpas. Sherpa tells the story of how the Sherpas united after the tragedy in the face of fierce opposition, to reclaim the mountain they call Chomolungma.

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All Critics (40) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (39) | Rotten (1)

  • Sherpa is an accomplished, gripping film.

    Mar 25, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The landscapes are gorgeous; the ironies stark.

    Dec 27, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Smart, genuine, thoughtful film-making.

    Dec 17, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Henry Barnes

    Top Critic
  • In telling the Sherpa's story, Peedom has delivered a damning indictment of Western imperialism.

    Dec 15, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A riveting document of a unique industrial dispute.

    Dec 15, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • The documentary maker Jennifer Peedom went to explore the Sherpas' world and village life -- and their exploitation, which means they may be paid $5,000 for a summer's work, while visitors pay $75,000 for a single death-defying trip.

    Dec 10, 2015 | Rating: 4/5

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
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