The Sherpa of Nepal”s high Himalaya are the men and women known for their endurance and ability to survive at oxygen-deprived altitudes. And in New York City, they”re driving cabs, selling imports at street market stalls, and chopping vegetables in the kitchens of Asian restaurants. The film follows mountaineers Nima Dawa Sherpa and Kipa Sherpa from the top of Mount Everest to Queens, New York, as they strive to start a new life. With nuance, humor, and insightful direction, filmmaker Andy Cockrum offers a fresh perspective on the immigrant’s journey, who put everything on the line to provide a better life for their children.
ABOUT THE FILM
Runtime: 82 Mins
Director: Andy Cockrum
Andy Cockrum is known for his work on Sin City (2005), Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002) and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014).