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Dalai Lama Endorses Everest Peace Documentary Film

His Holiness the Dalai Lama has given his endorsement to an upcoming documentary about the recent history-making Everest Climb for Peace, in which a diverse group of climbers, including Palestinian and Israelis, successfully climbed Mt. Everest.

For Immediate Release

PORTLAND, Ore./EWORLDWIRE/Jan. 12, 2007 --- His Holiness the Dalai Lama has given his endorsement to an upcoming documentary film about the recent history-making Everest Climb for Peace. The film documents the efforts of a diverse group of people from different faiths and cultures, including "peace climbers" from Palestine and Israel, as they successfully climbed Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.

In his letter of support the Dalai Lama stated, "The Everest Peace Project's film Everest: A Climb for Peace is a tremendous achievement from several points of view. Not only does it document a spectacular climb of the world's tallest mountain, but it also shows how the project brought together people from different faiths and cultures, who worked successfully as a team to accomplish their goal."

Filmed on location in Nepal, Tibet, USA, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and the U.A.E., Everest: A Climb for Peace - will not be just a "typical Everest film," but a socially relevant documentary about peace, war and the human spirit; an inspirational and educational film, which also happens to have some of the most incredible Everest footage ever shot, including a dramatic rescue from near the summit of Everest. This will truly be a unique and emotionally moving film. The endorsed documentary is being produced by The Everest Peace Project and award winning filmmaker Billy Marchese of Dezart Cinematic. The full-length documentary film will be released this spring.

The Everest Peace Project is an organization that consists of mountaineers who have come together to promote peace, teamwork, and cultural understanding through the medium of mountain climbing. The Everest Peace Project is not a religious organization nor does it have any political agenda. Its mission is to inspire and to show that people from diverse backgrounds can unite together in a peaceful manner and accomplish amazing things, including climbing the tallest mountain in the world.

"It reinforces my strong belief that if we adopt the right approach and make a determined effort, cooperation, trust and understanding can always be established for a true and worthy cause," said the Dalai Lama.

To learn more about the film and to see the promo video, visit 'http://www.EverestPeaceProject.org'


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