Directed by Sapana Sakya and Ramyata Limbu
Daughters of Everest documents the first-ever expedition of Sherpa women to climb Mount Everest, which was organized in 2000. To the Sherpa people, the ethnic group renowned for their unmatched skill in mountaineering, the mountain is a holy place. Mount Everest is known by Tibetans as Chomolongma, or Mother Goddess of the Universe. Offering a candid portrait of the Sherpa community, this award-winning documentary follows five charismatic women who tackle the world’s highest peak and traditional confines of their gender roles.