Himalayan Life

Himalayan Life

Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

A night dedicated to the culture and people of the Himalayas and the highest mountain communities in the world.

Guest Speakers:

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Elizabeth Leboe & Lenard Reid

Himalayan Life
Friday Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

Join Liz and Len of “Jackets for Jasper” as they share the story of how their lives have completely changed course since their 2 months of trekking.

Films:

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Facing The Mountain

Directed by Ross Harrison
India, 2016, 20 minutes

Himalayan Life
Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Set in the sacred valley of Kedarnath in India’s lofty Garhwal Himalayas, Facing the Mountain explores what it means to live through disaster in a rapidly changing natural and social environment.

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Gyalmu's House

Directed by Gavin Carver + Asmita Shrish
Nepal, 2016, 19 minutes

Himalayan Life
Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

In 2015 an earthquake of terrible power devastated the Langtang Valley in Nepal, taking hundreds of lives from the small community. A year later Nima Gyalmu, a woman of extraordinary strength, and humour rebuilds her house  while trying to come to terms with her new world.

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iPorter

Directed by Rob Fraser
UK, 2014, 23 minutes

Himalayan Life
Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

In April of 2014 Rob Fraser spent three weeks in the Everest region working as a porter on the legendary trail to Base Camp.

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Return To Zanskar

Directed by Bryan Liptzin and Daniel Bull
UK, 2016, 23 minutes

Himalayan Life
Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

30 years after their first visit, two American college friends return to an ancient Buddhist monastery high in the Himalayas to reconnect with their past, and witness a culture being dragged into the modern world as the first ever road to the monastery nears completion.