The Seventh Summit + Nevertheless, Al Quds

May 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601
The Seventh Summit + Nevertheless, Al Quds @ Gene Siskel Film Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

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

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, Massound Kalafji 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.

Preceded by NEVERTHELESS, AL QUDS (2016, Unai Aranzadi, Palestine/Spain, 30 min); Since 1967, nothing seems to stop the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem. However, nothing stops the dignity and strength of the occupied Palestinian population. In Arabic with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)