The international mountain guide Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita reflects on her personal highs and lows, and rediscovers for herself just how much the mountains have meant to her. The film offers insights into her struggle to balance mountaineering with motherhood, and the pressures of respecting her traditional culture while pushing boundaries as an elite female athlete. Returning to her mountain-home and life-long passion, in the Everest region, Pasang proclaims, “Everyone has a right to follow their dreams.”
Screenings and streaming
Dream Mountain is part of this program:
United States, Nepal / 2020 / 18'
Belgium, United States / 2020 / 63'
A photographer and artist, her work spans conceptual, adventure, landscape, cultural, documentary and humanitarian themes. She founded the multi-media company InLightWorks Productions. DREAM MOUNTAIN won the distinction of “Best Mountain Film” at the 2020 London Mountain Film Festival. She teaches at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.