Joshua H. Ginder '15, Gettysburg College
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We Are Sherpa is an ethnographic film that aims to better understand how young Sherpas living in Nepal conceive of their culture. In the face of many other cultures, how are Sherpa traditions, and not least, the Sherpa language, being practiced by the younger generation that is markedly more mobile and educated than the generations before them. There are dedicated efforts to preserve the language, which is not formally written, and retain traditional music, dance, and religious practices through educational means and a Sherpa radio station. These Sherpas are actively involved in these efforts and believe that there is hope for their culture in the generations to come.
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Ginder, Joshua H., "We Are Sherpa" (2014). Student Publications. 276.