Documentary About Lhakpa Sherpa to Hit Netflix
Netflix picked up the global rights to the documentary Mountain Queen: The Summits of Lhakpa Sherpa out of the Toronto International Film Festival, according to Tuesday’s announcement.
As the name implies, the film is about Lhakpa Sherpa, who holds the women’s world record for climbing Mount Everest the most times and was the first Nepali woman to summit and descend the mountain as well.
The film is said to focus on Sherpa as she’s struggling to make ends meet while living in the United States and raising her two daughters. Sherpa, who had an abusive childhood and marriage, tries to provide a better life for her daughters by once again climbing Mount Everest.
The movie was directed by two-time Academy Award-nominated director Lucy Walker, who also directed the critically acclaimed climbing documentary Blindsight in 2006.
Mountain Queen: The Summits of Lhakpa Sherpa is scheduled to stream on Netflix sometime in 2024.