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 holiest 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.
Poland, Germany, Switzerland /2020
Monika Braid / Braidmade Films, Corso Film, Tilt Production, Vertical Vision Film Studio
festivals and awards:
2020 – Hot Docs Toronto, 2020 - Millennium Docs Against Gravity
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