Breathtaking Look at the Man Who Climbed Everest 21 Times | Short Film Showcase

Every spring, Mount Everest draws in people from around the world to conquer its peak. Despite the riches surrounding the highest point on Earth, the Sherpa people who live in its shadow remain poor with few educational opportunities. One man hoping to change this reality is Apa Sherpa, a child of the Khumbu and world-record holder for summiting Everest. Like many before him, Apa Sherpa was pulled from home at the age of 12 to work on the mountain as a high-altitude porter. Now, the Apa Sherpa Foundation is working to create a different future for the children of Nepal. As Apa says, “without education we have no choice.”
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109-Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life Will Make You Smile | Short Film Showcase

Meet Richard Overton, America’s oldest veteran. In this lively short film by Matt Cooper and Rocky Conly, hear the whiskey-drinking, cigar-smoking supercentenarian reveal his secrets to a long life.
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Meet Richard Overton, America’s oldest veteran. Born on May 11, 1906, he has celebrated 110 birthdays (109 at the time of filming) and counting. The supercentenarian has lived through the Great Depression, served in World War II, and witnessed the rise of the Internet. From the Ford Model T to self-driving cars, more technological and scientific progress have occurred in Overton’s lifetime than perhaps any other century in history.

The whiskey-drinking, cigar-smoking elder reveals his secrets to longevity in this lively short film.
https://www.overtonfilm.com/

Want to help Mr. Overton stay in his Austin, TX home? Donate to his home medical care expenses on GoFundMe.
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Credits: Matt Cooper (director, producer); Rocky Conly (cinematographer, producer); John Halecky (producer).

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Published: 2017-02-04 00:05:55
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Apa Sherpa Docu-short

Short Documentary about Apa Sherpa. Shot as a team building and motivational piece.
Shot and edited in partnership with Merlin Films and Brad Olsen at Fedora pictures. Produced for Wealth Counsel.
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Published: 2018-01-10 21:38:33
Duration: 21M29S
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Where Ships Go to Die, Workers Risk Everything | National Geographic

In Bangladesh, men desperate for work perform one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. They demolish huge ships in grueling conditions, braving disease, pollution, and the threat of being crushed or stabbed by steel sliced from the hulls.
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PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY: Mike Hettwer
EDITOR: Spencer Millsap

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Kiribati: a drowning paradise in the South Pacific | DW Documentary

Climate change and rising sea levels mean the island nation of Kiribati in the South Pacific is at risk of disappearing into the sea.

But the island’s inhabitants aren’t giving up. They are doing what they can to save their island from inundation. Can COP23 help make a difference?

UN estimates indicate that Kiribati could disappear in just 30 or 40 years. That’s because the average elevation is less than two meters above sea level. And some of the knock-on effects of climate change have made the situation more difficult. Kiribati can hardly be surpassed in terms of charm and natural beauty. There are 33 atolls and one reef island – spread out over an area of 3.5 million square kilometers. All have white, sandy beaches and blue lagoons. Kiribati is the world’s largest state that consists exclusively of atolls. A local resident named Kaboua points to the empty, barren land around him and says, “There used to be a large village here with 70 families.” But these days, this land is only accessible at low tide. At high tide, it’s all under water. Kaboua says that sea levels are rising all the time, and swallowing up the land. That’s why many people here build walls made of stone and driftwood, or sand or rubbish. But these barriers won’t stand up to the increasing number of storm surges. Others are trying to protect against coastal erosion by planting mangrove shrubs or small trees. But another local resident, Vasiti Tebamare, remains optimistic. She works for KiriCAN, an environmental organization. Vasiti says: “The industrialized countries — the United States, China, and Europe — use fossil fuels for their own ends. But what about us?” Kiribati’s government has even bought land on an island in Fiji, so it can evacuate its people in an emergency. But Vasiti and most of the other residents don’t want to leave.
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Published: 2017-11-07 14:22:28
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People and Bears Live in Harmony in This Wildlife-Friendly Town | Short Film Showcase

Canada’s Bow Valley has been living harmoniously with grizzly bears and other wildlife for the the past 20 years.
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In addition to adding bear-proof trash cans, the burgeoning town has also replaced attractants like fruit trees, built wildlife crossings over highways, and provided education to the local populace. Their creative solutions have helped to manage local wildlife while keeping residents and visitors safe to enjoy the beautiful scenery the area has to offer.

See this problem-solving town take action in this short film by Leanne Allison and Front Range Films.
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