MERU, a documentary movie about the Himalayan climbing has brought the great point of view from Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru to Sundance 2015. The winner of audience award shared with the trailer and story behind the climb, people, and motion picture from the directors -husband/wife combo, Jimmy Chin & E. Chai Vasarhelyi. Shooting on the risky face of a mountain, the harmful climb that resulted in a captivating movie, and the experience of getting the film done and the experience of individuals are investigated in this BYOD conversation, hosted by Ondi Timoner.
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Three elite mountain climbers sacrifice everything but their relationship as they cope heartbreaking loss and nature’s harshest components to try the never-before-completed Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru, the most sought after very first climb in the difficult video game of Himalayan big wall climbing.
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi is an award-winning movie director and producer with Hungarian, Chinese, and Brazilian roots. Her very first film A Regular Life, about young Kosovars, who came of age throughout the recent war, won Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2003. Her 2nd film, Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love, narrates Senegalese icon Youssou N’Dour and his Grammy-award winning CD Egypt, was launched in theaters in the US and internationally. Vasarhelyi is a graduate of The Brearley School and Princeton University where she majored in Relative Literature. In 2005, she was named among Filmmaker Publication’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” In 2008, she received an Accomplishment Award from the Imaginative Visions Structure.
Jimmy Chin is one of the most recognized adventure sports professional photographers and filmmakers working today. In the past years, Jimmy has collaborated with a few of the most progressive professional athletes and explorers worldwide, participating in and recording breakthrough expeditions around the planet, from climbing up noteworthy very first climbings in the Karakoram to snowboarding first drops in the Himalayas.