The Glass Ceiling will be an incredible film and we need your help to take it over the finish line! We need financing to cover the cost of acquiring high-altitude cinematic footage, an original musical score, and of course editing, color correction, sound mix and visual effects.
Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law through our fiscal sponsor the Follow Your Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3); EIN 27-0682435 (Receipts for tax purposes will be emailed in mid Dec.)
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A true trailblazer who battled racism/sexism and defied political leaders in her quest to become the first Nepali woman to summit the world’s highest peak, Pasang shattered the age-old barriers that prevented Sherpa women from climbing. Her initial attempts to get to the top of Everest where thwarted by bad weather and climbing politics, but her determination finally paid off when she made it to the summit on her fourth try in 1993. News of her success catapulted her to hero status among the people of her nation…but triumph turned to tragedy, as Pasang did not make it back down the mountain alive.
The Glass Ceiling is a true story of adventure, romance, politics, courage and a woman who sacrificed everything to pursue her dream. Pasang’s fight for gender and racial equality turned "impossible into possible" for millions of Nepali women, and her story is one of universal appeal that will resonate with people of all ages and all demographic backgrounds.
We want to transport you straight to the windswept slopes of Mt. Everest. Breathtaking aerial footage of the Himalayas provides a close-up view of the conditions and gives you a feel for what it’s like to make the climb. Alison Levine and Jan Arnold’s narration provides harrowing descriptions of the preparation required and the extreme strain the body and mind experience up in “the death zone.”
But the story plays out off the mountain as well. Nancy tracked down archival video of interviews with Pasang and her husband. She travelled to Nepal and personally interviewed people who knew Pasang and can speak to her ambition as well as those who said she didn’t belong on the mountain. We've literally left no stone unturned in our efforts to peel back the onion in this complex and nuanced story.
Pasang may have died on the mountain…but we refuse to let her legacy die.
We are seeking to raise $195,000 by December 6 of this year to finish this film. The funds we raise will specifically be used for the following:
Our goal is to complete the film by April 2018 so that we may submit to film festivals such as Sundance, Tribecca, Mill Valley and others around the country and world. Also, April marks the 25th anniversary of Pasang’s summit. We want to take the film to Kathmandu for a special screening that will be included in the commemorative events planned to mark this historic anniversary.
We appreciate any and all support!
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The Glass Ceiling is being produced by an award-winning team in the San Francisco Bay Area. The team brings together a broad range of expertise ranging from mountaineering, award-winning documentary film editing, top-notch writing, after-effects, project management, journalism, photography and digital and creative design.