Sherpas [electronic resource] : the Himalayas' conqueror / produced by Panorama Documentary
- New York, Ny : Filmakers Library, 2001.
- Physical Description:
- 1 streaming video file (45 min.).
- Additional Creators:
- Panorama Documentary
- Language Note:
- This edition in English.
- When Edmund Hillary made history in 1953 by conquering the peak of Mount Everest with the help of his Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay, it changed forever the life of the Sherpas. What was once an insular community has become a mecca for adventure seekers from the outside world. The Sherpas live in the Khumbu valley of the Himalayan mountains, the eastern region of Nepal. Their origins were in Tibet where they fled war and persecution nearly four hundred years ago. They have adapted to the extreme cold, and an altitude of 20,000 feet. As devout Buddhists, they regarded the mountains as a holy domain for their gods and initially were afraid of offending them by trespassing. However, the lure of wages proved irresistible. Today a Sherpa guide can earn $1200 for four months; the average Nepalese earns $175 annually. This spectacularly shot film points out the ironic juxtaposition of eastern and western values and lifestyles.
- Audience Notes:
- For Adult; College audiences.
- Title from resource description page (viewed Nov. 14, 2013).
AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
- Other Forms:
- Previously released as DVD.
- Reproduction Note:
- Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2013. (Filmakers library online). Available via World Wide Web.
- Association for Asian Studies, 2001
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