SHERPA – Review by MaryAnn Johanson

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sherpaposter The tension on Mount Everest had been building for years. Rich Westerners pay a fortune to climb the world’s highest peak, but the Sherpas — a Nepalese ethnic minority who live in the shadow of the mountain — do most of the hardest and most dangerous work paving the path for the adventure climbers, and are paid little and get next to no recognition for achieving the same high-altitude feats. During the 2014 climbing season, Australian filmmaker Jennifer Peedom went to the mountain to document the experience from the Sherpas’ point of view, and got much more than she anticipated… Read more>>

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MaryAnn Johanson

MaryAnn Johanson is a freelance writer on film, TV, DVD, and pop culture from New York City and now based in London. She is the webmaster and sole critic at FlickFilosopher.com, which debuted in 1997 and is now one of the most popular, most respected, and longest-running movie-related sites on the Internet. Her film reviews also appear in a variety of alternative-weekly newspapers across the U.S. Johanson is one of only a few film critics who is a member of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (the Webby organization), an invitation-only, 500-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities. She is also a member of the Online Film Critics Society. She has appeared as a cultural commentator on BBC Radio, LBC-London, and on local radio programs across North America, and she served as a judge at the first Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film Festival at the 2003 I-Con, the largest SF convention on the East Coast. She is the author of The Totally Geeky Guide to The Princess Bride, and is an award-winning screenwriter. Read Johanson's recent articles below. For her AWFJ.org archive, type "MaryAnn Johanson" in the Search Box (upper right corner of screen).