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Global Journalist: 'Sherpa' Shows Everest's Inequities

Jun 2, 2016

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Sherpa guides and porters do much of the work of getting hikers up Everest. But despite doing an incredibly dangerous job in a lucrative industry, they receive just a small fraction of the money $300 million annually generated by Everest expeditions.

On this edition, filmmaker Jennifer Peedom talks to Global Journalist about 'Sherpa,' her documentary about tensions on Mt. Everest.



Peedom discusses the challenges of making a film on the slopes of Everest as well as rifts among Sherpas, foreign mountaineering companies, and the Nepalese government.

The film is on the international documentary festival circuit, and has played the Toronto Film Festival, the Sydney Film Festival and the True/False Film Festival in Missouri.