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Baby boomers take on Mount Mera

Friday 09th October 2009 from 20h00 to 22h00
Salle 1 / Auditorium

Directed by
Yanick Rose
Written by
Yanick Rose
Produced by
Société Radio-Canada

Documentary, Canada, 2008, 80 min

Nepal. The Himalayas. The highest mountains on the planet. Peaks, including Mount Everest’s, that tower over the Earth at 8,000+ metres high. In November 2008, Découverte proudly whisked its viewers away to this spectacular place.

Baby Boomers take on Mount Mera portrays a bold scientific mission led by researchers from the Montreal Heart Institute and the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal. Their goal was to prove that sedentary baby boomers could turn things around to fight the world’s number-one killer, heart disease. As part of the study, seven volunteers agreed to completely rethink their lifestyle. The challenge was to reach the top of Nepal’s 6,476-metre Mount Mera at the end of the world’s highest trek.


Debate with :

  • Hélène Leroux, director, coordinator and producer of Discovery Magazine
  • Alain Berdeaux, doctor and researcher at Inserm, specialized in cardiovascular medicine and cardiac incapacity

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Film information (french): Baby-boomers take on mount Mera