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DEADLINE | The Toronto International Film Festival announced its lineup of documentaries

Powers highlights the world premiere of the latest documentary from two-time Oscar nominee Walker, Mountain Queen: The Summits of Lhakpa Sherpa, the extraordinary story of a Nepalese-born woman who has climbed Mt. Everest 10 times.

“Lhakpa Sherpa is a single mother, grew up in Nepal, illiterate. At the time of filming last year, she was working as a dishwasher at a Connecticut Whole Foods, raising two teenage daughters,” Powers said. “But she has another life as someone who has summited Mt. Everest more than any other woman. And this film is following her as she tries to do it again in an effort to make a better life for her daughters.”


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