The latest film by Eliza Kubarska was recognised for its cinematography at the Salem Film Festival. The award went to the cinematographer – Piotr Rosołowski.

First organised in 2007, Salem Film Fest specialises in presenting the most interesting independent documentary productions from around the world. It is currently the largest event of its kind in Massachusetts. Every year, the program includes approximately 80 feature-length and short documentaries.

“The Wall of Shadows” by Eliza Kubarska, awarded for best cinematography, is a story about a family of Sherpas.  Nepali porters break a taboo by taking part in an expedition to Kumbhakarna – the holy mountain of the Sherpas. It's the only way to earn money for their son’s education and save him from dangerous work in the mountains. World's best mountaineers take part in the expedition to one of the most difficult mountains in the world, reaching almost 8,000 meters. The holy mountain confronts both the climbers and Sherpas with equal harshness.

More information about the festival can be found here.