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Kancha Sherpa


Kancha Sherpa This is a close-up story about life, and survival, in the harshest of conditions. The roof of the world consists of dangerous high altitude mountains, that take the life of many humans each year, and yet, in 1953, a group of Sherpas, led by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary, managed to climb to highest point of the world - Mount Everest. Kancha Sherpa is the last living of the ones who took part in the expedition. He shares with us in this movie, via exclusive interviews, how a life of spirituality, love and respect for the environment, nature, animals and the people around him, has been the biggest factors in preventing him from taking the same route into death, as many of his fellow mountaineers and porters, down the mountain sides. Son of Sir Edmund Hillary, Peter Hillary, puts the stories told by Kancha into perspective, by telling of his fathers, the ones of his family and his own experiences with the unique Sherpa people The culture of the Sherpas seems to be fading out into the modern society, it has therefore been the sincere wish of the production team to document the untold stories. “Kancha Sherpa” came to life as an original idea by Bruno Jørgensen. They became friends almost 25 years, and their relation remains close to this day. The story is told from a personal perspective, the one of Kancha, bringing inspiration and reflection of self to us all. Produced by BPC Sweden.

Information for the Audience: 

Directors: Morten Sangpo Borik
Writers: Bruno Jørgensen, Morten Sangpo Borik
Producers: Morten Sangpo Borik, Nicolai Schou Larsen
Key cast: Kancha Sherpa, Peter Hillary, Tshering Wangchu Sherpa


Information for theatres: 

Student project: No
Completion date: 2018-10-18
Shooting format: Sony HD CAM
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Film color: Color
First-time filmmaker: No

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