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Meru

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Documentary | Sports | 2015

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Cast: Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker, Renan Ozturk

Synopsis: In the high-stakes pursuit of big-wall climbing, the Shark s Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. Sitting 21,000 feet above the sacred Ganges River in Northern India, the mountain s perversely stacked obstacles make it both a nightmare and an irresistible calling for some of the world s toughest climbers. In October 2008, renowned alpinists Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk arrived in India to tackle Meru. Their planned seven-day trip quickly declined into a 20-day odyssey in sub-zero temperatures with quickly depleting food rations. Despite making it to within 100 meters of the elusive summit, their journey, like everyone before them, was not a successful one.Heartbroken and defeated, the trio returned to their everyday lives, where the siren song of Meru continued to beckon. By September 2011, Anker had convinced his two lifelong friends to undertake the Shark s Fin once more, under even more extraordinary circumstances than their first attempt. MERU is the story of that journey, an expedition through nature s harshest elements and one s complicated inner demons, and ultimately on to impossible new heights.

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Winner
Audience Award - U.S. Documentary
Sundance Film Festival
2015
Winner
Charlie Fowler Award
Telluride Mountainfilm
2015
Winner
Nashville Film Festival
2015

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Sundance Film Festival


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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
2015

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Wisconsin Film Festival
2015

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Nashville Film Festival
2015

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San Francisco International Film Festival
2015

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Berkshire International Film Festival
2015

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Sheffield Doc/Fest
2015

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Nantucket Film Festival
2015

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Maine International Film Festival
2015

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New Zealand International Film Festival
2015

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Vancouver International Film Festival
2015

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Edmonton International Film Festival
2015

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International Documentary Festival Amsterdam
2015

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Blu-ray and DVD premiere
2015

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Hong Kong International Film Festival
2016

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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
2016

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Zushi Beach Film Festival
2016