”What happened on Pam Island” portrays an intimate and until now unknown world of the extreme travellers – two Polish mountaineers, who are canoeing towards the highest cliff in the world. The documentary was shot in Greenland at five extraordinary locations: on the highest sea cliff in the world, while the film crew hangs on the wall rock, closeby to falling gigantic icebergs, in sea kayaks on the water with temperature close to zero, under the water and on the deserted island Pam.
However, the film of Kubarska does not belong to the traditional ”mountain films” that focus only on the glorious acomplishments of protagonists. In ”What happend on Pam Island” the viewer discovers close relationships and strong feelings amongst the mountaineers. The extreme expedition together with the magnitude of the mountains is just a background to this ‘romantic’ story.
Eliza Kubarska, a graduate of Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the Andrzej Wajda Film School presents ”What happened on Pam Island” as her directing (documentary) debut. She is, at the same time, one of the best Polish mountaineers, one of the few women in the world, who paves new roads on the toughest mountains.
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