K2 and the Invisible Footmen | Dir. Iara Lee | Pakistan | 55 mins | 2015
Cost: FREE/Donations taken for SACC
Accessibility: Subtitled/ Introduction with BSL interpretation.
Nicknamed the ‘savage mountain’ K2 is considered by many mountaineers an even greater prize than Everest with limited routes, a steeper ascent, and a harder push to its summit. Pakistani porters and Nepalese sherpas enable ascents by western climbers whilst being paid rates far below those received by international expedition leaders. The film also follows the first official all-Pakistani climbing team, made up of former porters who successfully summited in 2014. Captures the toil, pride, craft, humour and heroism of indigenous climbers who risk their lives on the breathtakingly beautiful and perilous slopes of K2.
Fundraiser for SACC – Scotland Against Criminalising Communities
With an Introduction to the work of SACC ♥
*Full Summer Season programme here
Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network.