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K2 and the Invisible Footmen: Film Screening and Discussion with Iara Lee - April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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In K2 and the Invisible Footmen, filmmaker Iara Lee and her team chronicle the lives of both Pakistani porters and Nepalese sherpas in K2, the second highest mountain on earth located between Pakistan and China. The film follows the first official all-Pakistani climbing team, made up of former porters, who successfully summited the K2 in 2014, in celebration of K2's 60th anniversary. Amid breathtaking scenery, the film depicts the everyday sacrifices of porters and the courage of those indigenous climbers who choose to return to scale K2 in spite of past tragedies. In their striving to perfect their craft, these mountaineers provide a fresh look into the cultures and national tragedies of Pakistan.

Film duration: 55 minutes
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