Overcoming the towers of hardships, taking one step after another with determination, a fragile woman belonging to a small village, named Shimshal, in Hunza valley touched new horizons with her will power and motivation.
That woman was no other than Samina Baig – the first Pakistani female mountaineer to climb the Mount Everest.
Presented by Black Box Sounds, Agli Rut Ki Dastak is a documentary on Samina, showing her resolve and the adversities she faced in her endeavour.
Recollecting the problems during the adventure, her brother and companion, Mirza Ali, said, “At 5,800 to 9,000 metres her feet got numb and she couldn’t walk.”
At that moment, Samina thought she won’t be able to make it to the top but she did not give up. “With God’s help we were able to make it to the summit,” she concluded.
When she waved the Pakistan flag at the top of the summit, she was overjoyed and tears were flowing down her cheeks, she recalled.
“If a girl can climb a mountain, there is nothing that she can’t do,” she concluded.
This film is part of Black Box Sounds production, an initiative specializing in production aimed at social and development issues, behavior change communication and mass awareness since 2006. For further information, you can visit their website or Facebook page.