Trailblazing: The Women of Nepal's Trekking Industry
Tibet flags, Mount Everest and a female trekker.

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Producer: Lisa Hoffe
Audio and Camera: Lisa Hoffe
Editor: Cyril Reid, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Format: Mini-DV, Documentary

Trailblazing: The Women of Nepal's Trekking Industry
An Only Girl Production

2008 Culture Unplugged Online Film Festival

Official Selection: 'Imagining Ourselves' Film Festival International Museum of Women, San Francisco, Oct 2007

Official Selection: Jeevika Documentary Film Festival, Delhi July 2007

Official Selection: International Mountain Film Festival, Domzale Slovenia February 2007

Juror: Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, February 2007

Official Selection: Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival

Official Selection: the st. john's international women's film festival

Official Selection: the st. john's international women's film festival

 

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The Chhetri Sisters
Memorial University: Gender Studies


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Lisa Hoffe, Producer
Only Girl Productions
Email: mail@trailblazing.ca


 

Film Synopsis

“Trailblazing” documents the pioneering spirit and determination of the fledgling few women trekking guides working in a male-dominated adventure tourism industry and a conservative mountain culture. The story centers around three sisters, who operate the first and only female owned trekking agency in Nepal. They saw a niche when women tourists repeatedly asked why there were no female guides available to take them trekking. Now the high demand for female guides has prompted the sisters to train approximately 20 to 25 young women twice a year to build capacity for women in the industry, also a first in Nepal.
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