Welcome to the Damaris Media community resources for Everest, in cinemas now
Incalculable risks. Enormous hardships. Years of training for impossible-to-foresee challenges. Unthinkable, inhospitable conditions. And yet, for almost a century, adventurers across the globe have sought to bring deeper meaning to their everyday lives by attempting to summit the highest point – and most dangerous place – on Earth: Mount Everest.
Whether the mountaineers’ motivation is spiritual transformation or an adrenaline-fueled mission, one can’t deny that humanity is laid bare when ambition, human frailty and a ferocious storm collide at the top of the world.
Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt in 1996 to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by mankind.
The epic adventure is directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband), and stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Judy May from Damaris Media stopped by for a chat with the cast and crew of epic new film Everest. In this video, director Baltasar Kormakur, actor Jason Clarke and mountaineer David Breashears talk about their experiences making the film, and what they hope audiences will take from it.
Original short featurettes offer an entertaining route to considering the issues and concepts of the film. Interviews and clips make this an accessible way to engage people in exploring the film at different levels. You can also use the discussion questions (just below the videos) to help make the most of them.
Because It's There
Discussion questions for Because It's There
The mountaineers say they want to climb Everest ‘because it’s there!’ What do you think motivates people to tackle Mount Everest, when it’s so dangerous and costly? Should people be allowed to go on dangerous adventures like this, and why or why not?
The characters in the film form strong friendships, as did the actors on the set. How might challenging situations bring people closer together?
‘As a species we always want to do the next thing’ (actor Martin Henderson). What do you think is the next big challenge or frontier for the human race? What’s ‘the next thing’ for you personally?
A whole range of events can be arranged to help people engage more deeply with a film, from an evening in for a film club discussion, to an outdoor activity for a youth group. The Discussion and Activity Guide provides all you need for a fun and enriching film-based experience, providing discussion questions and themed activities, supported by an icebreaker quiz and background information about the film.
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