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Behind the Scenes of ‘SHERPA’

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On April 18, 2014, a massive avalanche crashed down Mount Everest and killed 16 Sherpas. At Base Camp, director Jennifer Peedom (“Solo”) and her film crew followed the tragedy as it unfolded, capturing the immediate reactions of the Sherpa community, their families, and the Western adventurers who were getting ready to climb. This clip from the resulting feature documentary, SHERPA, shows the perspective of the people behind the cameras as they worked in the wake of one of the worst tragedies on the mountain. Discovery Channel debuts SHERPA on Saturday, April 23 at 9 pm ET/PT.

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