The 69th British Academy Film Awards nominated “Sherpa”, based on the story of the massive avalanche that tore through the Khumbu Icefall killing 16 warriors of iceland (sherpa), will premiere in India on April 18.
To be aired on Discovery Channel, Australian documentary filmmaker Jennifer Peedom’s directorial venture recounts the harrowing story of the 14 million ton avalanche that tore through the Khumbu Icefall killing 16 Sherpas, the worst tragedy in the history of Mt Everest, a release said.
Through first-hand live recordings, voices of the guides themselves, their families, and the climbers who were preparing to annex the summit when the disaster struck, Sherpa chronicles the defining moment of tragedy and resistance on April 18, 2014.
Sherpa will be a global television event telecast in more than 220 countries and territories apart from India.
For Indian viewers, “Sherpa” will be telecast from 9 pm on April 18.
Sherpa was produced by Bridget Ikin, co-founder of Felix Media, a leading independent film and television company in Australia and John Smithson, Joint Creative Director of Arrow Media, one of the UK’s top independent creative forces and directed by Jennifer Peedom.
For Discovery Channel, John Hoffman serves as Executive Vice President of Documentaries and Specials with Jon Bardin as Director of Development and Production of Documentaries and Specials.
“Sherpa” was nominated in the Best Documentary category at the 69th British Academy Film Awards, which took place earlier this year.