Eric Becker

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), A Higher Crawling (Mountainfilm 2017), Return to Mount Kennedy (Mountainfilm 2018), which 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 film Dee Molenaar: My Friends Were Mountaineers (Mountainfilm 2020) profiles the artist and alpine legend on his 100th birthday.