Nancy Svendsen

A passionate storyteller since her childhood in rural Iowa, Nancy Svendsen recently turned from healthcare to filmmaking. Her first feature documentary, Pasang: In the Shadow of Everest (Mountainfilm 2022), tells the story of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, the first Nepali woman to summit Mt. Everest. Related to Pasang by marriage, Nancy brings nuance and depth to a moving and inspiring story.