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To The Summit

Junce Ye
China, 2022, 90 min.

In Chinese with Chinese & English subtitles.

AIFF Award Winner:
Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking

It tells the story of Xia Boyu, the first Chinese double-amputee climber to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. He lost his feet to frostbite in 1975, when he was part of the Chinese Mountaineering Team, after saving one of his teammates by offering him his only sleeping bag. He failed to reach the summit and his both feet were amputated afterwards. However, he didn’t give up regardless of the amputation and the following cancer problem. He finally fulfilled his dream on his fifth attempt on May 14th, 2018, at the age of 69, with his endless efforts and enthusiasm

Director's Statement

Blending the adventure elements, the biopic shows Xia Boyu’s perseverance and positive attitude towards life, as well as the magnificence of Mount Everest.It retains all the artistic value and social significance of the film itself, while also taking into account the entertainment of the audience.

Category: Documentary.

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