Andy Cockrum (USA)
Sherpa Stew
85 min
Andy Cockrum (USA)
People & Cultures
The film chronicles the lives of two Sherpa mountaineers, their families and friends who have left the high Himalaya of Nepal in search of success in New York City. The Sherpa are the men and women known for their endurance and superhuman ability to survive at oxygen-deprived altitudes. The mountaineers among them are as close to superheroes as humans come. And in New York City, they’re driving cabs, selling imports at street market stalls and chopping onions in the kitchens of Asian restaurants. With nuance, humor and insightful direction, “Sherpa Stew” offers a fresh perspective on the immigrant’s journey, and one that will have you reconsidering your assumptions about the people you pass on the street.