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PROGRAM

Wheeler's Everest

  • Canada
  • 2019
  • 78min
  • color, B&W
  • Documentary
  • ALL
  • Asian Premiere

Sir Edward Oliver Wheeler was the only person with a foreign nationality amongst the nine members of the first Mount Everest climbers from the UK in 1921. As a valedictorian at Royal Military College of Canada, he became a military officer in the British army and participated in World War I to render a distinguished service. In 1919, he was dispatched to the Survey of India and learned photographic surveying. It was natural, therefore, that he became one of the members of the Mount Everest expedition. He found the route to the top of Rongbuk Glacier by doing a close survey and climbed up to 7,000m high from the sea surface. Now his grandson Jeff Wheeler Crompton goes on a journey to trace the footsteps of his grandfather with the photos and records he left... (GWAK Jeong-hye)

 

[Screening Information]

-UMFF On Air (Online Screening) / 10.23 ~ 11.01 (10 days) / World-wide Open

* Every film is only available from 00:00(KST) on its start date to 23:59(KST) on its end date. 

Director

  • Martin DE VALK

    From trekking the high altitudes of Tibet to exploring the mighty Fraser River, Martin de Valk, is an award winning filmmaker, who has produced, directed and edited about eighty programs for broadcast in Canada.

Credit

  • ProducerMartin DE VALK
  • Cast Wade DAVIS
  • Cinematography Sean.F.WHITE
  • Editor Martin DE VALK
  • Music Bruce FOWLER
  • Sound Michael CLARK, Jordyn HAGER

Schedule