THURSDAY/ MARCH 23 / 6 PM
Lipton Hall, NYU Law School
108 West 3rd Street
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Screening of the groundbreaking Discovery documentary, SHERPA (90 min, 2015, Dir: Jennifer Peedom).
Mount Everest’s Sherpa community united in grief and anger to reclaim their sacred mountain following the deadly avalanche that struck on April 18, 2014, killing 16 of their members. The project originally began as a documentary about the 2014 climbing season from the Sherpas’ point of view with a focus on legendary Sherpa Phurba Tashi’s world record-breaking attempt to summit Everest for the 22nd time. Instead, they captured the single deadliest day in the mountain’s history. The disaster provoked a drastic reappraisal of the Everest climbing industry, and it served as a turning point for many of the Sherpas and their families as they considered whether to continue working on the mountain.
Post-screening discussion with Sherpa director Jennifer Peedom and Pasang Yangjee Sherpa (Post-Doctoral Fellow for Sacred Landscapes & Sustainable Futures, The New School). Moderator: Angela Zito (NYU Center for Religion and Media). Reception follows discussion.
Event is free and open to the public but seating is limited. Please bring photo ID.
Supported by an NYU Green Grant from the Office of Sustainability and a Visual Arts Initiative Award, New York University Arts Council
Co-sponsors: NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, Asian/Pacific/American Institute (A/P/A), Center for Latin American and Caribbean (CLACS), Cinema Studies, Environmental Studies, Glucksman Ireland House, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, Native American, Indigenous Students’ Group (NAISG); and Irish Screen America, NY Wild Film Festival, NY Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.