Telluride Daily Planet announces the winners for the Telluride summer film festival, Mountainfilm. PASANG: In the Shadow of Everest won the Charlie Fowler Best Adventure Film.
The jury stated,
“The film chronicles an unsung hero, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa’s tragic and inspiring journey to become the first Nepali woman to summit Chomolungma in 1993. The story is brilliantly captured through rarely seen archival footage and the words of Nepali friends and relatives. Her determined pursuit to climb the mountain plays out within the context of her nation’s quest for democracy and political upheaval and is a hitherto untold tale that fits today’s emerging trend of Indigenous reclamation of the Himalaya. This combined with Pasang’s spirit and determination makes this the perfect winner for the Charlie Fowler Best Adventure award.”
Read more about MountainFilm and the winners at:
Telluride Daily Planet – Mountainfilm awards
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