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2020

20 min

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Nepal

2020

20 min

A young Nepali man preparing to launch a filmmaking career in Europe is suddenly summoned home to the Everest region. His father, a livestock farmer like most Sherpas before they became known for their mountaineering prowess, is ailing. In this intimate portrait, the filmmaker explores his relationship to home and his parents, and the world of tradition and ritual he thought he had left behind.

A young Nepali man preparing to launch a filmmaking career in Europe is suddenly summoned home to the Everest region. His father, a livestock farmer like most Sherpas before they became known for their mountaineering prowess, is ailing. In this intimate portrait, the filmmaker explores his relationship to home and his parents, and the world of tradition and ritual he thought he had left behind.

Original Language

Nepali/ Sherpa

Direction

Ngima Gelu Sherpa

Camera

Ngima Gelu Sherpa

Editing

Ngima Gelu Sherpa

Sound

Johnny Farah

Script

Ngima Gelu Sherpa

Producer

Ngima Gelu Sherpa

Filmmaker

Filmmaker

Ngima Gelu Sherpa, born in 1993 in Solu Khumbu, is a photographer, writer, director, and producer. His debut short film Phulsiri (2016) won the Best Children’s Film award in Nepal and was screened at more than a dozen film festivals across the world including the Bengaluru International Short Film Festival. In 2018, he received an Erasmus scholarship to pursue a Master’s in Film Direction at Kino Eyes: The European Movie Masters program in Lisbon, Edinburgh, and Tallinn. His graduation short film, Adaptação (2020), premiered at the Reykjavik International Film Festival and was also screened at FEST New Directors New Films and the Ajyal Film Festival. Home premiered at the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2021, where it won an honorable mention by the Ecumenical Jury. Sherpa was selected for the Locarno Open Doors consultancy in 2021.

Ngima Gelu Sherpa, born in 1993 in Solu Khumbu, is a photographer, writer, director, and producer. His debut short film Phulsiri (2016) won the Best Children’s Film award in Nepal and was screened at more than a dozen film festivals across the world including the Bengaluru International Short Film Festival. In 2018, he received an Erasmus scholarship to pursue a Master’s in Film Direction at Kino Eyes: The European Movie Masters program in Lisbon, Edinburgh, and Tallinn. His graduation short film, Adaptação (2020), premiered at the Reykjavik International Film Festival and was also screened at FEST New Directors New Films and the Ajyal Film Festival. Home premiered at the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2021, where it won an honorable mention by the Ecumenical Jury. Sherpa was selected for the Locarno Open Doors consultancy in 2021.

Contact

Ama Dablam Pictures
Boudha, KTM
amadablampictures@gmail.com

Contact

Ama Dablam Pictures
Boudha, KTM
amadablampictures@gmail.com