Dixie State University forum showcases award-winning documentary by Jennifer Jordan
November 4, 2019
ST. GEORGE, Utah — Acclaimed filmmaker Jennifer Jordan will share about her award-winning documentary highlighting the first five women who lived and died on the world’s second largest mountain – K2 – at the next installment of Dixie State University’s weekly lecture series Dixie Forum: A Window on the World.
Jordan, an award-winning author, filmmaker, and screenwriter, will present on her National Geographic documentary “Women of K2”at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 12 in the Dunford Auditorium, located in the Browning Resource Center on the Dixie State campus. Admission is free and the community is encouraged to attend.
Telling the story of five women who lived and died on the K2, Jordan’s documentary and presentation is a result of her investigation of these women and their time on the mountain. Given that these female pioneers had been largely ignored by mountaineering history, Jordan set out to discover who they were, why they climbed the mountain, and how they died.
With decades of experience as an anchor and investigative journalist, Jordan has worked for NPR and PBS, and her work has appeared in a variety of national and international newspapers and magazines. Jordan has also published the book, “Savage Summit” which chronicles the lives and deaths of the first women of K2.
In addition to her many years of experience and awards received for her work, Jordan recently also directed and produced the documentary “3000 Cups of Tea,” which revealed the flawed “60 Minutes” report on renowned philanthropist, Greg Mortenson. Currently she is writing a book about a serial killer, many of whose murders went unsolved, until now.
Dixie Forum is a weekly lecture series designed to introduce the St. George community and DSU students, faculty and staff to diverse ideas and personalities while widening their worldviews via a 50-minute presentation. The next installment of Dixie Forum will feature artist Rose Datoc Dall discussing fine art painting on Nov. 19 at noon.