FILM: The Wall of Shadows (12A)
June 9 @ 19:00pm - August 12 @ 20:40pm£4.50 – £7
A Tull Stories Adventure Club release
Kumbhakarna is one of the most holy of mountains and it is a cultural taboo within Sherpa society to climb it.
Eliza Kubarska’s The Wall Of Shadows shows the dilemma of one Sherpa family when faced with the income offered by a Western expedition to guide them up the mountain. Can the family reconcile their traditions and religion with the opportunity to earn money for their son’s education, and save him from dangerous work as a porter?
“Spectacularly shot odyssey…director Eliza Kubarska injects the film with such gravitas that the stakes loom taller than Everest.” POV Magazine
“This story is becoming even more poignant as we observe our anthropocentric Western ways which are heading for disaster, we need to be more humble towards nature.” Monika Braid, Producer
According to the local Kirant religion it is forbidden to climb Khumbakarna, but to the International climbing community the mountain is deemed to have a summit more challenging
When asked by a Western expedition, including Marcin Tomaszewski,
one of Poland’s most well-known climbers, and the Russian alpinists Dmitry Golovchenko and Sergey Nilov, to lead their party, the family faces a dilemma driven by the need to earn money for the education of their son, who wishes to become a doctor. The film follows the expedition, as the family negotiate the dangerous climb, uncertain conditions, and their devotion to their religion…