About the Film
The Glass Ceiling tells the dramatic untold story of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa's quest to become the first Sherpa woman to summit Mt. Everest. On April 22, 1993, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa finally reached the summit of Mt. Everest. Her controversial quest to claim the infamous peak captivated the nation. Admiration for this true Nepali heroine and her mountaineering legacy continues to inspire generations of Nepalis who seek to push beyond traditional boundaries. The Glass Ceiling tells the inspiring, dramatic story of Pasang's struggle against – and victory over – astonishing obstacles.
Who's Making this Film?
The Follow Your Dream Foundation is a not for profit 501c3 established in June 2009 to serve as a platform for sharing stories of courageous women worldwide. Nancy Svendsen, President of the Foundaiton, is a first time director with a great passion to share Pasang's story. Donations over $100 are tax deductible.
Our Goal for this Funding
Our goal for this fundraising campaign is to complete a "rough cut" extended trailer to be used in additonal fundraising and grant writing to complete the entire feature film. The money from this campaign will go directly towards completing the editing of the extended trailer - as well as for completing an interview with Pasang's daughter and brother not yet captured on film.
A Message from the Director, Nancy Svendsen
All my life - I have been inspired by listening to and telling stories. I believe film is a magnificent way of sharing stories on a global scale - and the story of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa deserves to be heard around the world. Pasang, an uneducated minority woman, rose from a male dominated culture to claim the Sherpa woman's right to compete in a male dominated sport. She shattered cultural boundaries by convincing her government to grant the first Everest permit to a Nepali sponsored expedition - hers! When I first saw her on film - she seemed to reach out across the time and space and speak to me. She continues to inspire me with her courage, persistence and passion. I hope you will join in supporting my efforts to tell Pasang's story.
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No, only we are able to see your pledge amount.
As soon as we successfully reach our funding goal. For those receiving a copy of the "rough cut" DVD, we will send that as soon as we have completed it.
When we reach the project deadline and have successfully met our funding goal.
Yes! We will put additional funds toward the next phase of film making to complete the feature length film.
If we don't reach our funding goal, ALL pledges will be canceled and your card will not be charged.
YES! We are 501c3 organization and donations over $100 are tax-deductible. You will receive a donation letter from us at the end of the funding campaign.
To pledge to our project, just click the green “Back This Project” button on any project page. You will be asked to input your pledge amount and select a reward. From there, you will go through the Amazon checkout process. Note that you must finish the Amazon checkout process for your pledge to be recorded. Your card will be charged on the 30th day of our campaign as long as we reach our $7,500 goal. Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing funding system.
Follow Your Dream Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and is eligible to receive donations from other non-profit organizations.
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