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Eliza Kubarska (Polen)
K2 - Touching the Sky
72 min
Eliza Kubarska (Polen)
People & Cultures

Kamera Alpin in Gold 2015

Mountaineering is too often presented as a heroic pursuit of men and women pitted against the most hostile environments in nature. But there are other challenges rarely considered. In a sensitive and totally compelling story, this film brings together a group of people who as children lost a parent to K2. With thoughtful editing, and unintrusive camera work, this film explores each individual as they come to terms with the question; “why was I abandoned?”

In the summer of 1986, several dozen alpinists from all over the world met to climb K2, the second highest mountain on the planet. Very soon the season transforms into a series of tragic events that become known as the