Top Of The World
(70 minutes) One-man film crew, Bill Kern, embarks on a Himalayan trek carrying only what can fit on his back. Along the way, Buddhist monks share their art, school children their joy. At the base camp of Mount Everest (elevation 17,500 feet), Kern is invited to stay with a Russian expedition for a unique perspective on climbing the highest mountain on earth. Along the way, Buddhist monks share their art, school children their joy, and we too share in Kern's enchantment with the Nepalese people. The film captures the adventure and beauty of trekking in the Himalayas andclimbing Mount Everest.As climbers inch their way towards the summit (29,028 feet), a sherpa dies of a heart attack, while loved ones wait in base camp and pray for their safe return.
Director/Producer/Editor: Bill Kern Production Company: Second Type Productions
Co-Written and Co-Edited, Jon Lonoff
the prestigious Platinum Award for Best Documentary at Worldfest Houston,
the Ben and Jerry's Environmental Film Award at the Vermont International Human Rights Film Festival,
and the Best of the Fest Award voted by audiences at the Woods Hole Film Festival.