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The Mountain Within, Book Launch & Film Premier (copy of the book and entry to film screening)


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Event Details


THE MOUNTAIN WITHIN, Film Premier & Book Launch

September 17th, 2011

The Mountain Within is an award winning feature length film, Directed by Kyle Portbury which chronicles the journey of 7 Disabled climbers and their attempt to summit Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.  At almost 20,000ft it is the highest free standing mountain in the world.  One mountain, seven amazing people, an incredible journey of the spirit.  With cinematography by 5 time Emmy Award winner Gordon Brown and an Original Score by BAFTA and EMMY Nominated composer Michael Price recorded in Studio 1 at Abbey Rd, this is a journey not to be missed.

All ticket proceeds go to support the work of the Wopila Charitable Foundation which provides small business grants to African women enabling them to not only make a difference personally but have an impact on their wider community.  There are a number of ticket options available. The event will begin at 6:30pm with the film screening at 7:30pm.

Prior to the screening, the films executive producer, Herta von Stiegel will launch THE MOUNTAIN WITHIN: Leadership Lessons and Inspiration for Your Climb to the Top (McGraw-Hill; July 28, 2011) a must have for anyone looking to develop their leadership potential.  

To celebrate the release of the book and Australian Premier of the film, Herta von Stiegel the books author, Kyle Portbury the films director and Morgan Roy support climber for disabled climber James Smith, invite you to a wonderful evening at the Dendy Opera Quays for the Sydney book launch and Australian Premiere screening of the film, THE MOUNTAIN WITHIN.





HERTA von STIEGEL is founder and CEO of Ariya Capital, a Gaborone and London based fund management firm focusing on sustainable investments in Africa.

An international executive with a consistent track record of building profitable structured finance businesses. She has held senior positions at Citibank and JP Morgan and, until 2005, was Managing Director at AIG Financial Products. A U.S. tax lawyer by training, Herta practiced law prior to becoming a banker specializing in international taxation and mergers and acquisitions. A popular and highly soughtafter speaker, she has been featured on CNBC, Fox, BBC, Bloomberg, SA FM (South African radio), BBC Radio 4, and in financial print media, including the Financial Times. She lives in London, England.

In July 2008, Herta led a group of disabled and non disabled people to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for charity. The story was captured in the award-winning documentary The Mountain Within—and now the expedition has inspired THE MOUNTAIN WITHIN: Leadership Lessons and Inspiration for Your Climb to the Top (McGraw-Hill; July 28, 2011), which blends the gripping tale with powerful leadership lessons and conversations with many of the world’s most influential business leaders:

  • Kay Unger
  • Sung-Joo Kim
  • Dr. Joachim Faber
  • Baroness Scotland of Asthal
  • Marsha Serlin
  • Dr. Karl (Charly) and Lisa Kleissner
  • Martha (Marty) Wikstrom
  • Sam Chisholm
  • Minister Mohamed Lotfi Mansour
  • Karin Forseke
  • President and Lt. General Seretse Khama Ian Khama
  • Christie Hefner
  • Abeyya Al-Qatami
  • Hon. Al Gore and David Blood
  • Dr. Mohamed “Mo” Ibrahim

Life may be full of obstacles, but it is the mountain within that most often needs to be conquered. No matter your challenges or where you are on your climb to the top, this unique work helps you become a resilient leader capable of guiding your team to achieve even the most challenging goal.

*** 'The Mountain Within' film team would like to thank Norton Rose, The Wopila Charitable Foundation, UK Disability Charity Enham and Abbey Rd Studio's London for their generous support of the film.

Dendy Opera Quays

Shop 9, 2 East Circular Quay Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Organiser Information

Kyle Portbury
Wopila Charitable Foundation

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