Award-winning filmmaker, Iara Lee to make special appearance at #BEFF2016 #K2


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Iara Lee, a Brazilian activist and filmmaker will be here to present her documentary K2 and The Invisible Footmen, as part of this year’s Borneo Eco Film Festival screenings.

The Malaysian premiere of K2 and The Invisible Footmen will be the closing film for the annual festival, taking place on 9th October 2016, 9:20pm at Suria Sabah (5th floor).


K2 and The Invisible Footmen documents the lives of the indigenous porters of the Gilgit/Baltistan in Pakistan who risk life and limb to make ascent of K2, the second highest mountain in the world, possible. Ascent on K2 is extremely difficult and dangerous earning its nickname the Savage Mountain. Lee’s film depicts the courage and everyday sacrifices of these unacknowledged porters. It also provides a fresh look into Pakistan, a country typically portrayed in the foreign media as being merely a land of conflict and sectarian strife.


Lee will shed more light about the film and her motivations for making it with members of the public during a short Q&A after the film screening. Lee will be accompanied by fellow production crew member, William Lee, who also appears in the film.

Completed last year, Lee’s documentary about the unsung heroes of the K2 has won a collection of film festival accolades and mentions from around the world. The acclaimed filmmaker past filmography include Life Is Waiting: Referendum And Resistance In Western Sahara, The Kalasha And The Crescent, The Suffering Grasses: When Elephants Fight, It Is The Grass That Suffers And Cultures Of Resistance.

Entry to all Borneo Eco Film Festival screenings is free. Detailed screening dates and times are available here







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