Eliza Kubarska's documentary received the Mario Bello award at this year's Trento Film Festival. This year, the event is taking place in a hybrid form.

Established in 1952, the Trento Film Festival is the oldest film event entirely devoted to mountaineering and exploration. In addition to climbing and traversing into deep caverns, there are also topics related to the environment and ecology. Its program includes both documentaries, full-length feature films and short film forms that touch upon both the relationship between man and nature, but also nature itself.

One of festival awards went to Eliza Kubarska. “The Wall of Shadows” tells the story of a family of Sherpas. The 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.

You can find more information about the festival here.