PASANG: IN THE SHADOW OF EVEREST
2022, USA, 71min
Director: Nancy Svendsen
The untold and inspiring story of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, the first Nepali woman to summit Mt. Everest who, in her quest, awakened her country to the entrenched inequalities confronted and endured by women and in Nepal. On her fourth attempt at Everest in 1993, Pasang succeeded in reaching the peak, but her death on the mountain during her descent would shock and change her nation, sparking new movements among women and underrepresented people in Nepal to reach for their rights.