torn

a film by Max Lowe

USA, Tibet, 92 mins.

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On Oct. 5, 1999, legendary climber Alex Lowe was tragically lost in a deadly avalanche on the Himalayan peak, Mount Shishapangma. Miraculously surviving the avalanche was Alex’s best friend and climbing partner, the renowned mountaineer Conrad Anker, who went on to marry Alex’s widow and help raise his three sons. From filmmaker, photographer and National Geographic Explorer Max Lowe, this film turns the lens on his own family, as the body of his father is uncovered 17 years after his death. A profoundly intimate look at the Lowe-Anker family, Max captures their intense personal journey toward understanding Alex as a man, not a myth.

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