Sir Edmund Hillary

HILLARY
Standing Tall

 

This six-part drama tells the story of Sir Edmund Hillary, who was the first climber to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, along with Tenzing Norgay. Hillary becomes fascinated with the Himalayas after reading about the range. After serving in the air force, he meets George Lowe, who becomes his lifelong friend and climbing partner.

 

 

PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS
When the Mountain Calls: Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan

 

This film chronicles Emmy-winning Maui filmmaker Tom Vendetti’s experiences and reflections drawn from his more than 30 years of traveling through the Himalayas. Archival video and photographs, along with diary entries, chronicle the changes Vendetti observed over the decades as Chinese and Western influence increased, climate change altered the landscape and the culture faced the threats of modernization. The film features interviews with the Dalai Lama, Lama Tenzin, musician Paul Horn, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary.