Free Tickets to See 'Sherpa'

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Saturday, 21 May 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

The ANU Film group is offering ANUMC members 10 free tickets to their screening of Sherpa on May 21 at 7pm.

About the Film Group
The ANU Film Group Inc., Australia’s largest film society, is a not-for-profit organisation now celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Group screens over 150 feature films a year – from the latest Hollywood blockbusters to foreign, independent and classic films, some not seen anywhere else – all for the Canberra community.
The 370 seat Coombs theatre is at the corner of Fellows and Garran Roads on the ANU campus (behind the National Film and Sound Archives). It is fitted out with full cinema set-up, an 8.5 metre screen, professional cinema projectors, and a digital surround sound system. Free parking is available nearby and there are no adverts or trailers - the film will start at 7.00.
Membership of the Group is open to everyone, with prices starting from $15. For more information about the Group, or upcoming screenings, visit their website at

About the film
A fight on Everest? It seemed incredible. But in 2013 news channels around the world reported an ugly brawl at 21,000ft as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas. In 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay had reached the summit in a spirit of co-operation and brave optimism. Now climbers and Sherpas were trading insults - even blows. What had happened to the happy, smiling Sherpas and their dedication in getting foreigners to the top of the mountain they hold so sacred? Determined to explore what was going on, the filmmakers set out to make a film of the 2014 Everest climbing season, from the Sherpas' point of view. Instead, they captured a tragedy that would change Everest forever. At 6.45am on 18th April, 2014, a 14,000 ton block of ice crashed down onto the climbing route through the Khumbu Icefall, killing 16 Sherpas. It was the worst tragedy in the history of Everest. The disaster provoked a drastic reappraisal about the role of the Sherpas in the Everest industry. SHERPA, tells the story of how, in the face of fierce opposition, the Sherpas united in grief and anger to reclaim the mountain they call Chomolungma.

Canberra-born filmmaker Peedom will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion to talk about her multi-award-winning documentary, which has played at film festivals all around the world – including London, Toronto, Telluride and Sydney.

To see the trailer, click here.

Sherpa screens at 7pm on Saturday 21 May with the Q&A session to follow.

The first 10 members to sign up to this trip will receive a free ticket.

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