Himalayan Life

Spend some time in the Himalayas with three films about mountain culture and the stories of communities in remote valleys and their hope for the future.
This show was screened in November 2022, as part of the VIMFF Fall Series and is no longer available.
This show was screened in Feb/Mar 2023, as part of the VIMFF 2023 and is no longer available.

Screening Starts: ​

Friday February 24

Screening Ends:

Sunday March 26

* Ticket sales close March 12, 2022 at 11:59pm (PDT) and you will have until March 26 at 11:59 (PDT) to screen the films.


18 mins |
Netherlands |
Geertjan Lassche
| SUBTITLES: English
During the pandemic, a famous sherpa family climbs Mount Everest to clean the garbage and restore the holiness.
BC Premiere
47 mins |
United States |
Wes Overvold, Erika Share
LANGUAGE: English, Nepali
| SUBTITLES: English
A stranger arrives in a remote valley in the Himalayas with hope to break the cycle of exploitation.
Best Mountain Culture Film Presented by the British Columbia Mountaineering Club
32 mins |
United States |
Sean O'Connor
LANGUAGE: English, Nepali
| SUBTITLES: English
Deep in rural Nepal, a group of childhood friends from low-caste families have started a trekking guide social enterprise that has transformed their home community of Kumari.
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Feb 24 - Mar 5, 2023

Evening Show

Adult: $27 | Youth/Senior: $25

Feature Film / Matinee

Adult: $17 | Youth/Senior: $15


Adult: $40 | Youth/Senior: $38


  • MULTI-SHOW OFFER: Get 10% off when you add 2 or more different in-person show or workshop tickets to your cart. Must be the same ticket type to qualify e.g. 2 adult tickets. Discount automatically applied in cart. Cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts.



Jan 25 – March 12, 2023

Single Show: $18
Feature Film: $10
Online Film Pass: $90


  • OFFER: Get access to an additional 68 mountain films with 30% off the VIMFF 2023 Online Film Pass when you purchase a ticket to an in-person show or workshop (Save $27). Discount is automatically applied in cart.
  • We want to make the films accessible to everyone, so for those experiencing hardship due to their current economic situation, we have created a discount code to give $2 off single online show tickets, $1 off feature film tickets and $5 off the Online Film Pass. Apply the coupon code, “vimff23” at checkout to receive this discount.
  • Tickets sales close on Mar 12 at 11:59pm (PDT) and you will have until Mar 26 at 11:59pm (PDT) to view the films.