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Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay - Climbing To The Roof Of The World (PBS)
Edmund Hillary Tenzing Norgay - Climbing To The Roof Of The World
PBS
Actors: Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay
Director: Margaret Percy
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
NR     2003     1hr 0min

On May 29, 1953, a lanky New Zealander named Edmund Hillary and his climbing partner, Tenzing Norgay, became the first to reach the highest point on earth - the summit of Mount Everest. The few brief minutes these two men ...  more »

     
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Actors: Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay
Director: Margaret Percy
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Mountaineering & Climbing, Educational, Biography
Studio: PBS Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/06/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Meredith M. from BRENTWOOD, TN
Reviewed on 12/6/2007...
PBS documentary of first assent of Everest. Absolutely astonishing. Great interviews with Sir Edmund Hillary and family of Tenzing Norgay.

Movie Reviews

Liked it when I saw it
Jeffery Mingo | Homewood, IL USA | 03/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I gave it five stars when I saw it years ago via a red envelope service (hint-hint!). It has the science aspect for scientists, the challenge aspect for athletes or macho people. For those who like hearing about humankind's ability to accomplish things, this is for you.

Too often, in multiracial duos, the man of color is rendered secondary. Most people don't remember Jim, they remember Huck Finn. Tonto is a sidenote to the Lone Ranger. There was a documentary that said either Lewis or Clark refused to free the African-American man who helped them to explore the West. Here, Hillary could not have survived without Tenzing. The ancestors of both men are interviewed and it's done on equal footing. For those who promote multiracial teamwork, this is something to see and remember."