TRAILER : K2 and THE INVISIBLE FOOTMEN

SYNOPSIS

Located on the border between Pakistan and China, K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth. For many climbers, it is an even greater prize than Everest, with limited routes, a steeper ascent, and a harder push to its summit. Nicknamed the ‘Savage Mountain,’ K2’s peak juts unprotected into the atmosphere, regularly exposing climbers and porters to life-threatening weather conditions. Despite being paid at rates far below those received by international expedition leaders, such porters—whether they provide critical supplies to expedition base camps or take on higher-altitude tasks in support of ascending climbers—do some of the most difficult and dangerous work and these efforts make them worthy of recognition as the true heroes of mountaineering. In K2 AND THE INVISIBLE FOOTMEN, filmmaker Iara Lee and her team chronicle the lives of the indigenous porters of Gilgit/Baltistan in Pakistan. These heroes of mountaineering make possible the ascent of K2, the second highest mountain in the world. Amid breathtaking scenery, the 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..


Warnings: This film has been approved for a general audience. However, we would like to point out that the film contains graphic scenes, strong language and/or mature themes. Viewer discretion is advised.

SCREENING INFO :

Tajuk Filem / Title: K2 and the Invisible Footmen
Jenis / Type: Documentary
Tahun / Year: 2015
Negara Asal / Country: Pakistan / USA / Brazil
Tempoh Tayangan / Duration: 54 min
Bahasa / Sarikata: Balti, Urdu, English, Portuguese with BM subtitles
Pengarah Filem/ Penerbit / Director / Producer: Iara Lee
Syarikat Pengeluar / Production Company: Caipirinha Productions

YEAR OF SCREENING

2016

FREE SCREENING AT #BEFF2016!

Title: K2 and the Invisible Footmen (2015)
Duration: 54 min
Date: Sun, 9th Oct 2016
Time: 9:20pm
Venue: Suria Sabah Shopping Mall (5th Floor, Event Hall)

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