Daughters of Everest – Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 4:00 pm

Admission: Free. Tickets required. Tickets are distributed one hour before the screenings.

Documentary Feature

Title

Director

Running Time

Format

Daughters of Everest

Sapana Sakya & Ramyata Limbu

56

Video

(Nepali w/E.S.)
In 2000, a group of five courageous women from Nepal aspired to form the first-ever expedition of Sherpa women to climb Mount Everest. Part of a culture that strongly values mountain climbing, yet relegated as women to fit the more traditional roles set aside for them in a male-dominated society, these women defy both the cultural and historical barriers that stand in their way to carve a new niche in history. A dramatic tale that chronicles this unique journey from a woman’s perspective, Daughters of Everest is a daring adventure story weaved with an engrossing portrait of the Sherpa community. Join these five diverse and charismatic Sherpa women as they undergo the journey of a lifetime, seeking to reach new levels of personal and social triumph.

Venue Information

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Meyer Auditorium
Jefferson Drive at 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC
202-633-4880
http://www.asia.si.edu

Notes: Tickets required. Tickets are distributed one hour before the screenings.