Film Series : Chicago Palestine Film Festival 2017

The Seventh Summit

2016, Elia Youssef, Lebanon/Nepal/USA, 66 min.

Show Times

  • Wed, May 3rd 8:00pm

Three men and a woman, all seasoned mountain climbers, attempt the toughest climb of their careers, Alaska’s Mt. Denali, in a hazardous adventure that symbolizes the dedication to achieving dreams for each of them. Director Youssef captures the tension, suspense, and ever-present danger of every stage of the project beginning with rigorous training, as Sheikh Mohammed El Thani from Quatar, Raed Zidan from Palestine, Massoud Kalafchi from Iran, and Suzanne Al Houby, the first Palestinian woman to scale Mt. Everest, prepare to take the seven Summits challenge, with Denali the formidable final obstacle to their hoped-for triumph. In Arabic and English with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

Preceded by NEVERTHELESS, AL QUDS (2016, Unai Aranzadi, Palestine/Spain, 30 min.). Courage in the face of the occupation of East Jerusalem is illustrated through documentary images and animation. In Arabic with English subtitles.

Wednesday, May 3 at 8 PM: Film subjects Raed Zidan and Massoud Mohammad Kalafchi are scheduled to appear via Skype.

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