26 Aug 2019 16:30 IST

IIM Shillong, National Geographic screen Free Solo

The film documents the journey of professional rock climber Alex Honnold

On August 23, National Geographic, in collaboration with IIM Shillong, organised the screening of the Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo at the institute.

The film documents the journey of professional rock climber Alex Honnold in his attempt to climb the El Capitan rock of Yosemite National Park. It stands as a manifestation of the lives of people who want to defeat the hurdles in their path to achieve perfection.

The event culminated with a case discussion between the participants of the institute and trekking guru Maninder Kohli, who compared the journey of a rock climber with that of a manager and how both can get over impediments through sheer force of perseverance and tenacity.

The collaboration initiated in 2018 when National Geographic screened the channel’s series Mega Icons on former President and the beloved “missile-man” of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, who breathed his last while delivering a lecture at IIM Shillong.

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