37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Pasang: In the Shadow of Everest

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Director Nancy Svendsen captures the inspirational and ultimately tragic tale of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa’s journey to becoming the first Nepali woman to summit Mount Everest in 1993. As an uneducated Hindu woman living in a traditional patriarchy, Sherpa battles began long before her feet touched the frozen ground, pitting her against her family, climbers from around the world, and her own government, not to mention formidable forces of nature. The remarkable story of her quest for glory and justice plays out against the backdrop of her nation’s fight for democracy, and she remains revered in Nepalese society to this day.

This film is part of the Environmental Film Series presented by Southern Environmental Law Center.


Saturday, November 5


7:00 PM


Violet Crown 6 & 7

Film Info

Director: Nancy Svendsen

Runtime: 71 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2021

Country: USA

Language: English