Films by Starlight - Beyond the Edge
Films by Starlight - Beyond the
Saturday 1 March, 9pm at the
Dowse Square, Laings Road will see the screening of the
critically acclaimed doco-drama “Beyond the Edge” as
part of the Films by Starlight series.
Sit in awe
through the epic adventure of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund
Hillary’s successful ascent of Mt. Everest in
Their monumental achievement captured the
imagination of the world, and their legacy lives on today.
Visit www.filmsbystarlight.co.nz for full
schedule and screening details and to keep up to date with
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