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SHERPA (2015) Teaser Trailer: Doc on Everest – Physical Challenge, Holy Place

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‘s Sherpa (2015) movie trailer stars various sherpas from the Himalayas. Sherpa‘s plot synopsis: “A fight on Everest? It seemed incredible. But in 2013 news channels around the world reported an ugly brawl at 21,000ft as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas.

In 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay had reached the summit in a spirit of co-operation and brave optimism. Now climbers and Sherpas were trading insults – even blows. What had happened to the happy, smiling Sherpas and their dedication in getting foreigners to the top of the mountain they hold so sacred? Determined to explore what was going on, the filmmakers set out to make a film of the 2014 Everest climbing season, from the Sherpas’ point of view. Instead, they captured a tragedy that would change Everest forever. At 6.45am on 18th April, 2014, a 14 million ton block of ice crashed down onto the climbing route through the Khumbu Icefall, killing 16 Sherpas. It was the worst tragedy in the history of Everest. The disaster provoked a drastic reappraisal about the role of the Sherpas in the Everest industry. SHERPA, tells the story of how, in the face of fierce opposition, the Sherpas united in grief and anger to reclaim the mountain they call Chomolungma.

Mount Everest has always been the biggest mountain on Earth to me, regardless of the validity of that statement. As a kid, there was nothing bigger than Everest, and it always boggled my mind that people actually made it up there and back down without dying. Of course, many people don’t, and that’s part of the allure to stories that take place around that infamous place. It’s a perennial challenge, and Everest is always there, waiting for newcomers to take it on. At least, to some it seems that way. To others, its more of a holy place, in need of respect.

That’s what this documentary seems to be about – the sherpas that live in the valleys below, and their interaction with climbers from all over the world that decide to risk their lives to prove something to themselves. Where it goes from there, is best left unspoiled…

According to the trailer, this film has already made the rounds at various festivals, and seems quite sophisticated and elegant. Here’s hoping my inclinations are right.

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Sources: FirstShowing, IMDb

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Marco Margaritoff

I grew up in Hamburg to a German father and Ecuadorian mother. Obsessive student of film, Hip-Hop, and stand-up comedy. I love the dark dreambox that is the cinema auditorium. I love mountains and the ocean, but am equally exhilarated by the jungle of the city. I hope to one day create something that hits someone in the brain with thunderous effect.

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