This documentary about the Himalayan mountain guides packs a visual and emotional punch.
The economic and spiritual significance of Mount Everest is examined in “Sherpa,” a visually magnificent and richly textured documentary centered on the Himalayan guides who’ve led foreigners to the highest place on Earth since 1953. Filmed during the tragic climbing season of 2014 that forever changed how Mount Everest’s lucrative tourist industry operates, this film from experienced Aussie documaker Jennifer Peedom packs an emotional punch to match its awe-inspiring imagery. “Sherpa” is assured of a lengthy fest life and strong sales across all smallscreen platforms, and has claims for niche theatrical exposure. Release details for Down Under and Blighty are to be confirmed.