SHERPA

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Jennifer Peedom. Recently we saw Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur's Everest, a dramatic and at times thrilling recreation of the tragedy that struck a group of climbers on Mount Everest in 1996. That film was enough to put you off climbing mountains for ever! Now Australian director Jennifer Peedom (Miracle On Everest, and she worked as high altitude director on Everest: Beyond The Limits, etc) gives us a powerful and provocative documentary that looks at a more recent tragedy that forever changed the region. Peedom has Continue reading

SHERPA – interview with director Jennifer Peedom

by GREG KING Filmmaker Jennifer Peedom shot the fascinating documentary Sherpa during the disastrous 2014 climbing season on Mount Everest, when an avalanche struck and killed 14 Sherpa guides. Greg spoke to Jennifer to learn about her passion for this region, the exploitation of the Sherpas, who are the real heroes of these climbing expeditions, and some of the challenges of shooting in such a remote region. http://www.mediafire.com/download/oc8c14m054aca0s/210305_001.MP3   Continue reading

EVEREST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Baltasar Kormakur Stars: Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Hawkes, Emily Watson, Martin Henderson, Sam Worthington, Michael Kelly, Kiera Knightley, Robin Wright, Elizabeth Debecki, Thomas M Wright, Naoko Mori. I've never particularly been interested in climbing a mountain, and after seeing this dramatic feature about a tragic attempt to climb Mt Everest in 1996, I have even less interest. Although paradoxically many who watch the film may somehow be inspired to take up the challenge. Since Edmund Hillary conquered Mt Continue reading