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The Wall of Shadows

a film by Eliza Kubarska

The Wall of Shadows

Switzerland, Germany, Poland | 2020 | 94:00 min

Content Categories

Documentary
Original version Nepali, Ghunsa Dialect (Tibetan), English, Russian, Polish with English subtitles available
Theatrical Release October 2020
Synopsis
When a Sherpa family is asked by a group of westerners to lead a trek up the never-conquered east wall of the imposing Kumbhakarna Mountain in Nepal, they’re confronted with a dilemma. Not only is the summit reputed to be more challenging than Mount Everest, but according to the local Kirant religion, it’s a sacred mountain that is not supposed to be ascended. While the father would like to earn the money necessary for his son’s education, the mother, a fierce woman who supports her boy’s dream of becoming a doctor, is adamant that they shouldn’t hike God’s body. Director Eliza Kubarska follows the expedition after the family agrees to guide the three foreigners, negotiating as best they can the pressure to finish the climb, the dangerous conditions and their own religious beliefs. Herself an experienced alpinist, Kubarska captures breathtaking images of the majestic landscape, honouring the spiritual dimension of the environment. (Charlotte Selb)

„Kubarska knows that the grandeur of the mountain is but a hill of beans compared to the human drama in the camp. The film is all the better for it.“ Pat Mullen, Point of View Magazine
Festivals/Awards
2020
Hot Docs FF Toronto - Int. Spectrum
Docs Againts Gravitiy FF, Warschau - official. Selection
Cast and Crew
  • Director Eliza Kubarska
  • Producer Monika Braid, Ümit Uludag (uemituludag), Kaspar Winkler
  • Director of Photography Piotr Rosolowski
  • Sound Franciszek Kozlowski, Zofia Morus
  • Score Marcel Vaid
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