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Sherpa (2015)



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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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A riveting document of a unique industrial dispute.

December 15, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

An exceptionally absorbing documentary.

October 1, 2015 | Full Review…

A documentary whose visual magnificence is more than matched by unforgettable characters and political urgency.

October 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Rarely are documentaries as powerfully polemic and jaw-gapingly spectacular as Sherpa.

August 17, 2015 | Full Review…

This film from experienced Aussie documaker Jennifer Peedom packs an emotional punch to match its awe-inspiring imagery.

August 17, 2015 | Full Review…

In [Jennifer] Peedom's film we see a mountain that is both workplace and sacred site, integral to both the economic livelihood and the religious beliefs of the surrounding Sherpa community.

September 12, 2017 | Full Review…

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