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Brief synopsis

The Sherpa family break a taboo and take part in the Himalayan expedition to Kumbhakarna,the holiest of mountains, to earn money for their son's school and cut him from their tradition. They accompany the leading world class alpinists.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Dmitry GolovchenkoProtagonist
Sergey NilovProtagonist
Jomdoe SherpaProtagonist
Ngada SherpaProtagonist
Dawa Tenzin SherpaProtagonist
Marcin TomaszewskiProtagonist
Rekha K. YadavNarrator


Director of photographyPiotr Rosolowski
DirectorEliza Kubarska
EditorBarbara ToennieshenZurich Film Prize for Best Director; Grand Prix of Documentaire Extraordinaire, Bergen; Best Polish Film, Festiwal Górski; Best Film, Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival;
ComposerMarcel Vaid
ProducerMonika BraidPoland
Co-producerÜmit UludağGermany
Co-producerErik WinkerGermany
Co-producerMartin RoellyGermany
Co-producerSabine GirsbergerSwitzerland
Co-producerKaspar WinklerSwitzerland
ScreenwriterEliza Kubarska
ScreenwriterPiotr Rosolowski
Production sound mixerFranciszek Kozłowski
Production sound mixerZofia Moruś
Commissioning editorSabine Bubeck-PaazZDF/arte

Distributing companies

Rise and Shine Cinema UG [de]Deutschland
Vinca Film GmbH [ch]Switzerland


ScriptDubdollsTreatment ENG > DEU


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Eliza Kubarska2020Bergen International Film Festival [no]Grand Prix of Documentaire ExtraordinaireWinner
Eliza Kubarska2020Krakow Mountain Festival [pl]Best Mountaineering Film AwardWinner
Braidmade Films [pl]2020Millenium Docs Against Gravity [pl]Silesian Audience AwardWinner
Braidmade Films [pl]2020Festiwal Górski im. Andrzeja Zawady [pl]Best Polish FilmWinner
Braidmade Films [pl]2020Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival [ca]Best Climbing Film AwardWinner
Braidmade Films [pl]2020Nordic Adventure Film Festival [no]Best Film of the YearWinner
Piotr Rosolowski2021Torello’s IF of Mountain and Adventure Films [es]FEEC Prize: Silver Edelweiss - Best CinematographyWinner
Piotr Rosolowski2021Deutscher KamerapreisDocumentaryNominated
Eliza Kubarska2021Vancouver International Mountain Festival [ca]Best Adventure FilmWinner
Eliza Kubarska2021Torello’s IF of Mountain and Adventure Films [es]Silver EdelweissWinner


2021SwitzerlandSolothurner FilmtagePanorama
2020DenmarkNordic Adventure Film FestivalOpening Film & Competition
2020United KingdomKendal Mountain Film FestivalOfficial Selection
2020USABanff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival
2020CanadaHot Docs FestivalOfficial Selection
2020PolandMillenium Docs Against Gravity
2020Czech RepublicJi.hlava International Film FestivalSection: Constellations
2020NorwayBergen International Film Festival
2020South Korea12th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival


TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment [pl]Thursday, 04/02/2021


Theatre releasePolandFriday, 26/02/2021
Theatre releaseSwitzerlandThursday, 08/10/2020