Sherpas Cinema and Thule to Release “Loved by All – The Story of Apa Sherpa”
After a successful and award-winning film festival tour, including its premiere at Banff Mountain Film Festival and ending with the MountainFilm Festival in Telluride, Sherpas Cinema releases its visually stunning short film, Loved by All – The Story of Apa Sherpa, May 28, 2018.
Apa Sherpa holds the record for climbing Mount Everest 21 times. It’s an incredible accolade and one that hides the harsh reality of one of the most grueling climbs in the world. Having grown up in the remote Khumbu region of Nepal, Apa was forced to leave school and work as a porter at the age of 12. His dreams of being a doctor were forever lost. It is a story all too common for the Sherpa people of Nepal, and one Apa aims to change with his work at the Apa Sherpa Foundation.
Released on Vimeo.com in conjunction with presenting sponsor, Thule, Loved by All – The Story of Apa Sherpa follows young Pemba Sherpa, a child who must walk six hours a day to attend school. Pemba’s story is a present-day reflection of Apa’s past, one where the draw of being a high-altitude porter conflicts with the dreams of Nepal’s rural people, dreams made possible only through education and knowledge.