October 21, 2022

Cheryl Crooks, Executive Director
CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival

CASCADIA Presents 'Pasang' Encore Screening at Pickford's Doctober Festival

CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival and the Pickford Film Center will co-present an extraordinary documentary following the journey of the first Nepalese Sherpa woman to summit Mt. Everest as part of the Pickford’s month-long Doctober film festival.

“Pasang: In the Shadow of Everest” profiles Pasang Lhamu Sherpa and her journey to become the first Nepalese woman to summit Mount Everest in 1993. Her courageous quest inspired a nation yet few know the story of her historic accomplishment.

The film sold out at CASCADIA’s festival in May. It will be shown at the Pickford, located in downtown Bellingham, at 5 p.m. Friday, October 28 and again at 5:25 p.m. Sunday, October 31.

Cheryl Crooks, CASCADIA’s Executive Director says: “We are so pleased to present an encore screening of this remarkable film that sold out at its Northwest Premiere during our festival in May and to share the courageous and heroic story of Pasang. We are delighted to bring it back so those who missed it have another chance to see it.”

This film directed by Nancy Svendsen, shares the story of an Indigenous woman who had a dream to summit Everest and did it despite of her family, government, religion and the harsh mind of nature. Nepal will forever honor Pasang as an individual who worked to bring change and democracy to her country.

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CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and showcasing the work of women filmmakers, was formed in Bellingham, Washington in 2015. The organization also works year-round to provide film production, exhibition, and distribution education. More information about CASCADIA may be found on their website at

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