Dawa, the father of a family of Sherpas, is asked by a group of mountaineers to be an altitude porter in an attempt to climb the never-before-climbed east face of the imposing Kumbhakarna in eastern Nepal. This mountain, which is also called Jannu, culminates at 7710 m. It is one of the most technical summits of the Himalayas. Not only is the peak more difficult to climb than Mount Everest, but in the local Kirant religion, it is considered a sacred mountain that should not be climbed. For Dawa, it is an opportunity to earn money for his son’s education. But the mother, a pugnacious and upright woman, is against climbing the body of God. To allow her son to fulfill his dream of becoming a doctor, she finally agrees to let her husband lead the three strangers up the mountain, on the condition that she and her son accompany them to base camp.
Director Eliza Kubarska accompanies the expedition and the family as they try to overcome both the pressure to make the climb possible and the extreme conditions, while respecting their religious beliefs. Eliza Kubarska, an experienced mountaineer, captures breathtaking images of a majestic world, that of the mountains, bringing out the spiritual dimension of nature and the environment.
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