Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Eric Becker’s work — both short and feature length — focuses on human rights, peace and the environment. His approach to storytelling seeks to reaffirm our shared humanity, reminding us that there are tangible solutions to issues of social justice. A Life Well Lived (Mountainfilm 2014) profiles the life of Jim Whittaker, the first American to summit Everest. Becker also created Honor the Treaties (Mountainfilm 2013), which features photographer Aaron Huey. Becker is the director of A Higher Crawling (Mountainfilm 2017), and his project Return to Mount Kennedy (Mountainfilm 2018) follows the sons of Jim Whittaker and Robert Kennedy as they retrace their fathers' first ascent of a remote mountain in the Yukon named after JFK. His latest film is My Friends Were Mountaineers.