The latest documentary by Eliza Kubarska was recognised as the best film of the year at the Nordic Adventure Film Festival.

The Nordic Adventure Film Festival is an international celebration for fans of adventure and mountain cinema organised since 1996. The first edition was held in Copenhagen, and its founders include local climber Jesper Ritzau and director Christian Holst. The event was created in cooperation with the Danish Film Institute. The organisers focus on supporting the local film industry, but also on aiding young talents and creators who are interested in producing films related to mountains, ecology, and mountaineering.

The winning “The Wall of Shadows” tells the story of a Sherpa family. The protagonists are Nepalese porters who decide to break the taboo by taking part in an expedition to Kumbhakarna, the sacred mountain of the Sherpas. For them, this is the only way to earn money for their son’s education and save him from dangerous mountain work. The journey to the top of one of the most difficult mountains in the world, reaching almost 8,000 metres, is only for the finest climbers. The sacred mountain confronts both the Sherpas and the mountaineers with the same ruthlessness.

More information about the festival is available here.