Colours of South Asia Film Series: Sherpas The True Heroes of Mount Everest

The Colours of South Asia Film Series explores the diversity of the various cultures and subcultures of South Asia.

Sherpas The True Heroes of Mount Everest focuses on the hired Sherpas of a Swiss Everest Expedition Team. Among the Sherpas is Dawa, who has accented the Everest summit 13 times. The film heroically showcases the role of Sherpas who make it possible for the big-pocketed Western climbers to reach the summit. Among other revelations, the film chronicles the Sherpas as they get stuck in climbers’ jam as over 50 expedition teams are vying for the summit, and all the while they fight against altitude sickness to appease their clients.

Run time: 95 minutes
Languages: Swiss, German, Nepali, English

Winner of Audience Choice Award at TNFF 2011
Presented in collaboration with the Toronto Nepali Film Festival.

Everyone: FREE
Saturday, July 5, 2014
9:15PM – 10:45PM
North Orchard & Pond Lawn
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto ON