Wednesday, March 30th 2016
Film screening from 5.30 to 6.35 p.m.
At FF-B05 in FADA Building
K2 and the Invisible Footmen (2015) directed by Iara Lee, documents the unsung efforts of the indigenous porters who for decades have facilitated the ascent of the Earth’s second-highest mountain. The film also follows the first official all-Pakistani climbing team, made up of former porters.
This team successfully summited in 2014, on the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of the mountain. Amid breathtaking scenery, the film depicts the everyday sacrifices of porters and the courage of those indigenous climbers who choose to return to scale K2 in spite of past tragedies. In their striving to perfect their craft, these mountaineers provide a fresh look into the cultures and national traditions of Pakistan, a country typically portrayed in the foreign media as merely a land of conflict and sectarian strife.
Director Iara Lee, a Brazilian of Korean descent, is an activist, filmmaker, and director of the Cultures of Resistance, a foundation that connects like-minded citizens seeking to build a more just and peaceful
world through creative resistance and nonviolent action.