Dhaulagiri is my Everest

Fall Theory

UK, Short Documentary, 2021, 29 min

Fall Theory follows the notorious Franco Cookson on his latest journey to climb a dangerous line where the weight of previous successes hangs heavily on his mind – that, and the moves he can’t yet do. Madman or genius? Decide for yourself with this enthralling watch; spare trousers recommended.

Directed by Alastair Lee

Dhaulagiri is my Everest

Slovakia, Feature Documentary, 2021, 64 min

Winner of International Festival of the Mountain Films – Grand Prize and Audience Prize

In 1984, Zoltán Demján summitted two eight-thousand-meter (26,000 foot) mountains without supplemental oxygen. First, he climbed the south face of Lhotse Shar, then the south pillar of Mount Everest. As Demjáns reminisces, we see the striking footage he filmed of the 1984 climb that turned into a nightmare. Next he ascends Dhaulagiri in the Alpine style, where his life lessons and understanding of Yin and Yang begin. On this vertical southwest pillar, not only the highest difficulty of climbing awaits him, but also important knowledge that will change his life. Subtitled.

Directed by Pavol Barabas

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