Brad Clement, an avid rock climber and a professional, high-altitude filmmaker/photographer, will be on campus to share stories and photos from “The Everest Peace Project” on Friday, November 4th at 3 p.m. in the Signal Mountain Room of the UTC University Center. This event is free and open to public.
Clement will share stories behind and footage gathered for the film, Everest: A Climb for Peace, which is now being aired on 300 PBS affiliates around the country. The film, narrated by Orlando Bloom, documents “The Everest Peace Project,” a project which set out to assemble a team of climbers from different cultures, as well as different political and religious backgrounds, for a summit of the highest mountain on earth. The aim was to see if the team could forgo their differences, unite as a team and successfully climb Everest.
According to Clement’s website for Spindrift Films, “Everest: A Climb for Peace is not just a typical Everest film; it is a socially relevant documentary about peace, war, and the human spirit—an inspirational film, which also has some of the most incredible Everest footage ever shot, including a dramatic rescue from near the summit of Everest.”
Information about “The Everest Peace Project,” including Clements photographs and film footage, is available online at: http://www.everestpeaceproject.com/
This event is supported by the committee for Speakers and Special Events, and it is organized by the Department of English, the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, the Department of Philosophy and Religion, and Campus Recreation.