Mountain Film Festival: Chicago remembers Kukuczka

Posted: Dec 05, 2012 05:41 pm EST

(Newsdesk) A film festival is brewing with Polish Jerzy Porebski's award winning movie about the legendary Jerzy Kukuczka.

In light and fast mountaineering style the Polish alpinist made spectacular high altitude winter climbs and in a very short time summitted all 14 8000ers shortly after South Tyrolean Reinhold Messner.

A city where the weather changes each 15 minutes and "every day is a battle" according to business natives; Chicago provides a great setting for a movie about the industrious mountaineer.

In addition to film-making the multi-faceted Porębski uses social media and various art forms to spread word about great adventures. Click through his Amazon flipbook.

Kukuczka fell to his death on the South Face of Lhotse in 1989. In his film, Porębski includes interviews with Jerzy's wife Celina and son Wojtek (5 years at the time), plus fellow high altitude climbers Carlos Carsolio, Krzysztof Wielicki, Reinhold Messner and Kurt Diemberger.

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Porebski's award winning movie about Polish Jerzy Kukuczka.
courtesy Jerzy Porebski, SOURCE
Porebski uses social media to promote great expeditions along with art and new web technology to illustrate them.
Image by Screenshot by ExplorersWeb courtesy Jerzy Porebski, SOURCE
Jerzy's favorite surprise in film making: getting a call from a sponsor or a movie award. This film festival runs Porebski's film "Kukuczka" this very weekend in Chicago.
Image by Jerzy Porebski courtesy, SOURCE

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