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PASANG: In the Shadow of Everest

(NR) Slice of Pie - 71 min
  • DIRECTOR: Nancy Svendsen
  • STARRING: Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, Jan Arnold, Marc Batard, Dawa Futi Sherpa, Pasang Yangjee Sherpa, Norbu Tenzing

SHOWTIMES 04/19/2024 (change date):

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Synopsis:

ONE WEEK ONLY!

Q&A with Director Nancy Svendsen Friday (1/19) & Monday (1/22) at 5PM and 7PM shows, Saturday (1/20) and Sunday (1/21) at 1PM, 3PM, 5PM and 7PM shows and Monday (1/22) at 5PM and 7PM shows.

 

Special Guest Moderators and Speakers

1/19
5pm Consul General of Nepal Bishnu Prasad Gautam and Anup Khaple of Rest of World
7pm Associate Producer Andrea Pierpont


1/20

1pm Sanjeev M. Sherchan of Asia Society New York

3pm Preeti Adhikari of The Great Nepali Diaspora

5pm President of US Nepal Climbers Association Passang Nima Sherpa and Filmmaker Khyber Jones
7pm Prarthana Gurung of Adhikaar Center
9pm Introduction by Prarthana Gurung from Adhikaar Center


1/21
1pm Filmmaker Lisa Hurwitz
3pm Subeksha Khadka Nepalese Actress

5pm Prava Adhikari of Himalayan Language and Culture Program NY
7pm Er. Temba Sherpa of United Sherpa Association and Suresh Shahi of Khasokhas Magazine and NepYork

9pm Introduction by Suresh Shahi of Khasokhas Magazine and NepYork

 

1/22
5pm Journalist Prandeep Thapa of Nepalism

7pm Angela Sherpa President of Network of Sherpa Students of Professionals

 

1/24

7pm Cheryl Klauss friend of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa's family and Pasang Dolma Sherpa, Ms. Mongol Nepal 2022

 

PASANG:IN THE SHADOW OF EVEREST chronicles Pasang Lhamu Sherpa's relentless quest to become the first Nepali woman to summit Everest in 1993. As an uneducated, indigenous woman and a Buddhist in a Hindu kingdom, Pasang's dream to scale the legendary mountain pits her against family, foreign climbers, her own government, and nature itself. Her determined pursuit of Everest plays out within the context of her nation's quest for democracy and the emergence of the commercial climbing industry. As told by the Nepalis who knew her, by some of the world's most notable Alpinists, and by Pasang herself, her historic quest would transfix her country and uplift a new generation's belief in its possibilities.

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JOHN FRANCIS FOX
5 out of 5 stars

DISAPPOINTMENT OVER THE LACK OF AN OSCAR NOMINATION FOR BEST DOC.

January 25, 2024
I WAS SO DISPPOINTED THAT "PASANG" DIDN'T GET A NOMINATION FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY. I JUST HOPE THAT THIS FILM MANAGES TO HAVE A LONG LIFE IN SPITE OF THAT. I ALSO HOPE THAT EITHER "20 DAYS IN MARIUPOL" OR "BOBBY WINE: THE PEOPLE'S PRESIDENT" WIN FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY BECAUSE THE FIRST FILM HAS SO MUCH TO TELL US ABOUT THE SUFFERING OF THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLKE & THE SECOND FILM TELLS US SO MUCH ABOUT THE SUFFERING OF THE UGANDAN PEOPLE> OF COURSE, YOU CAN NEVER BE CERTAIN OF HOW THE BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARDS WILL GO. FOR EXAMPLE, "THE SORROW AND THE PITY" LOST TO "THE HELLSTROM CHRONICLES." - A MOVIE ABOUT BUGS, DOES ANYONE EVEN REMEMBER "THE HELLSTROM CHRONICLES?"

JOHN FRANCIS FOX
5 out of 5 stars

POWERFUL & INSIGHTFUL ACCOUNT OF WHAT LIFE IS LIKE FOR NEPALESE WOMEN

January 23, 2024
I AM SO THANKFUL THAT I WAS ABLE TO SEE THIS DOCUMENTARY & ALSO SO THANKFUL THAT I WAS ABLE TO HEAR THE DIRECTOR NANCY SVENDSEN BEING INTERVIEWED BY ANGELA SHERPA. I AM PARTICULARLY GRATEFUL TO THE WOMEN WHO BROUGHT UP THE ISSUE OF HOW THE NEPALESE GOVERNMENT DIDN'T PROVIDE MS. PASANG & THE OTHER NEPALESE CLIMBERS WITH THE SAME EQUIPMENT THAT WAS PROVIDED TO THE CLIMBERS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES- & HOW THAT MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO HER DEATH. THE FOTAGE THAT Ms. SVENDSEN PROVIDED OF MS. PASANG CLIMBING WAS ESPECIALLY VALUABLE BECAUSE IT ILLUMINATED HOW MS. PASANG SAW HERSELF &HER STRUGGLE TO SUCCEED. ALTHOUGH IT LOOKED AS IF SHE WERE STRUGGLING, MS. PASANG RESPONDED TO A GENTLEMAN CLIMBER'S QUESTION ABOUT IF SHE WERE HAVING DIFFICULTIES BY SAYING, "IT'S NOT DIFFICULT." I ALSO THOUGHT THAT MS. PASANG'S STATEMENT ABOUT HOW "YOU CAN'T DIFFERENTIATE" BETWEN MALE CLIMBERS & FEMALE CLIMBERS WAS ILLUMINATING BECAUSE IT SHOWED HOW MUCH SHE THOUGHT OF THEM AS BEING EQUAL. I ALSO THOUGHT THAT THE INTERVIEWS WITH MS. PASANG'S OLDEST DAUGHTER WERE EXTREMELY TOUCHING - ESPECIALLY WHEN SHE POINTED OUT THAT HER MOTHER'S LIFE SERVED AS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW MUCH YOU CAN ACHIEVE WHEN YOU SET YOUR MIND ON YOUR GOAL. IT BECOMES EVEN MORE IMPORTANT WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT THE NEPALI MILITARY & MONARCHY WERE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO SUBJUGATE THE NEPALI PEOPLE. I WOULD HAVE LIKED A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE HISTORY OF HOW THAT MONARCHY CAME TO POWER. I ALSO WOULD HAVE LIKED A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE 1953 BRITISH-LED CLIMB ON MOUNT EVEREST. (ONE OF THE CLIMBERS WAS THE BRITISH JOURNALIST JAMES MORRIS- WHO LATER TRANSITIONED INTO JAN MORRIS. JUST AS MS. PASANG WAS A TRAILBLAZER FOR NEPALI WOMEN, MS. MORRIS WAS A TRAILBLAZER FOR THE TRANSSEXUAL COMMUNITY). I JUST HOPE THAT THIS FILM GETS AN OSCAR NOMINATION FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY BECAUSE THIS FILM & "20 DAYS IN MARIUPOL" WERE MY TWO FAVORITE DOCUMENTARIES OF THE YEAR!

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