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KQED published an article about the 2022 Green Film Festival of San Francisco and describes the film for readers as the following:

“Marin filmmaker Nancy Svendsen’s Pasang: In the Shadow of Everest recounts a more straightforward kind of adventure story, albeit one with a political rather than environmental subtext. In the early 1990s, Nepali housewife Pasang Lhamu Sherpa took up climbing. Fearless, aggressive and ambitious, Pasang went toe-to-toe with star Western mountaineers, corporate sponsors and the prime minister. Ultimately she became the first Nepali woman to set foot on the summit of Mt. Everest, and paid a high price for it.

Svendsen had exceptional access to the family (one of Pasang’s brothers is her brother-in-law), yet the filmmaker goes above and beyond simple hagiography. Three decades after that fateful trip up the mountain, the immediate consequences of Pasang’s climb have been supplanted by her example and inspiration to generations of Nepali girls and women.”

Read the full KQED article at:
KQED – The Do List: Reimagined Green Film Festival Scales Mountains, Gets ‘Into the Weeds

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KQED lists the films screening at the 2022 Green Film Festival in San Francisco and highlights Pasang: In the Shadow of Everest.