lunes, 20 de enero de 2014

Hillary and Tenzing : Climbing to the Roof of the World (1997)

On May 29, 1953, a lanky New Zealander named Edmund Hillary and his climbing partner, Tenzing Norgay, became the first to reach the highest point on earth - the summit of Mount Everest. The few brief minutes these two men spent on top of the world profoundly affected the rest of their lives personally & politically. Actual footage of the climb, sound recordings, letters, diaries, and intimate interviewers are woven together with evocative new sequences to tell this remarkable tale of human achievement and the political chaos that followed.

Featuring : Edmund Hillary, John Hunt, George Lowe, Tenzing Norgay, Charles Wylie
Included: talks with Hillary and Norgay's family, as well as fellow climbers.
Also: expedition footage and excerpts from the diaries of both men.

Narrated by Gavin MacFadyen
Directed by Margaret Percy

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