Every spring the summit of Mount Everest draws people from around the world. But in its shadow live the Sherpa, a resilient, religious people, who, despite the riches surrounding the highest peak on earth, are still quite poor and uneducated. A child of the Khumbu, Apa Sherpa climbed Everest 21 times. Pulled away at the age of 12 to work as a high altitude porter, like so many others, he would leave his family for months, risking his life on the mountain. Through his work at the Apa Sherpa Foundation, he aims to create a different future for his people. As Apa says, “without education we have no choice.” In order of appearance: Pemba Sherpa, Apa Sherpa, Mingma Sherpa Producer: Malcolm Sangster Director: Eric Crosland DP: Leo Horn Cinematography: Eric Crosland, Erik Pütsep Drone / Camera Assist: Clay Mitchell Editor: Jay Macmillan Visual Effects: Jeremy Kenning Written by: Mitchell Scott, Jay Macmillan, Malcolm Sangster Associate Producers: Dave Mossop, Mitchell Scott, Jerry Mika Additional Cinematography: Everest Media Productions, Stranger Than Fiction Films, Renan Ozturk, Ralf Dujmovits Post Production Supervisor: Tim Symes Colorist: Eric Rosen Sound Design & Mix: Jeff Yellen Location Sound: Steve Henderson Production Manager: Roland Eksteins Still Photography: Paul Arthur Lockhart Executive Producers: Magnus Welander, Tina Liselius, Erik Pütsep Narrated by: Apa Sherpa Custom Score by: Jacob Yoffee jacobyoffeemusic.com Special thanks to the Apa Sherpa Foundation (apasherpafoundation.org) and Thule (thule.com)