PASANG: In the Shadow of Everest
PASANG: In the Shadow of Everest chronicles Pasang Lhamu Sherpa’s tragic and inspiring journey 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, PASANG: The Shadow of Everest, documents her historic quest that would transfix her country and uplift a new generation’s belief in its possibilities.
Nowhere to Call Home, A Documentary Film
Nowhere to Call Home is a dramatic, personal story of two women from radically different cultures coming together for the sake of a child. The film offers rare, intimate access to the values and world view of a 30-something woman from rural Tibet trying to negotiate between the cultural traditions of her rural village, and her desire to give her son a better life in one of the largest cities in China.