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The Wall of Shadows (with audio desription)

The Wall of Shadows

Will your gods forgive you the sins committed out of love to your child? Ngada Sherpa and his wife Jomdoe from Nepal, break a taboo and climb Kumbhakarna – one of the most holy of mountains, to earn money for their son’s school.

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Will your gods forgive you the sins committed out of love to your child? Ngada Sherpa and his wife Jomdoe from Nepal, break a taboo and climb Kumbhakarna – one of the most holy of mountains, to earn money for their son’s school and save him from a dangerous and degrading work as a porter. The East face of the mountain (7710 m) is one of the most difficult challenges in alpinism today. A group of leading alpinists from the Western world take part in the expedition. The Holy Mountain confronts both the climbers and Sherpas with equal harshness.

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  • projection time:
    98 min.
  • country/year:
    Poland, Germany, Switzerland / 2020
  • director:
    Eliza Kubarska
  • pictures:
    Piotr Rosołowski, Keith Partrige
  • production:
    Monika Braid, Umit Uludag, Kaspar Winkler / Braidmade Films
  • awards :
    2020 – Hot Docs Toronto

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