Spring 2012 January 9
SPECIAL EVENT: Director Diane Whelan will attend. reception with snacks. Doors at 6:30pm.
40 Days at Base Camp
Canada 2011, 89 minutes, documentary. Director: Dianne Whelan
Award-winning Sunshine Coast filmmaker Dianne Whelan travelled to Nepal and Mount Everest Base Camp to shoot and direct this new film.
A film that “puts a knife through the heart of the Everest myth” — stories of climbers interwoven with daily life at Base Camp — this feature-length documentary is the gripping, engrossing, and thought-provoking history of the mountain itself, and the effects climate change has had on the mountain ecology.
It provides a singular take on the transformation of Everest from what was once a revered, sacred space to the mountain “theme park” it is sadly becoming.
Director Diane Whelan will be at the screening to answer questions. Opening night reception with coffee and goodies starts at 6:30pm.
MORE ABOUT THIS FILM
WEBSITE WITH TRAILER
Forty Days at Base Camp: Vancouver filmmaker tempts fate at the top of the world. Review by John Mackie, Vancouver Sun.
40 Days at Base Camp is breathtaking visual poetry. Review in The Georgia Strait.
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