In 1986 a mass expedition of experienced alpinists ended in tragedy after their attempted climb of K2 left 13 dead in what is now known as K2’s “black summer”. Now, almost 30 years later, the children of these climbers embark on a journey to K2’s base camp, the symbolic burial place for all those who have lost their lives on the peak.
But the journey in Eliza Kubarska’s K2: Touching the Sky is more emotional than physical. Against the stunning vistas of the Karakorum Mountains, these climbers call into question the passions that drove their parents to their death – and may yet do the same to them. The result is a moving examination of the real-life implications of the adventuring spirit.
Following the Friday 12th August screening at 18:20 we'll be joined by the film's producer, Monika Braid and one of the protagonists, Chris Tullis, for a Q&A. The event will be hosted by Laura Adams, Head of Member Services at Directors UK and former events programmer at the British Film Institute.
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