K2 & the Invisible Footmen

Caipirinha productions in association with Bipolar films presents ‘k2 & The Invisible Footmen’. The international award winning film documents the unsung efforts of the indigenous porters who have long facilitated the ascent of K2.

In K2 AND THE INVISIBLE FOOTMEN, the team chronicle the lives of both Pakistani porters and Nepalese sherpas. The film also follows the first official all-Pakistani climbing team, made up of former porters, who successfully summited in 2014, in celebration of K2 60th anniversary. Amid breathtaking scenery, the film depicts the everyday sacrifices of porters and the courage of those indigenous climbers who choose to return to scale K2 in spite of past tragedies. In their striving to perfect their craft, these mountaineers provide a fresh look into the cultures and national traditions of Pakistan, a country typically portrayed in the foreign media as merely a land of conflict and sectarian strife.

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