Blindsight

Blindsight

DVD - 2009
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To overcome the stigma of blindness in Tibetan society, blind climber Erik Weihenmayer and educator Sabriye Tenberken lead a group of visually impaired teens up Mount Everest.
Publisher: Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, 2009
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Edition: Anamorphic widescreen
Audience: MPAA rating: PG
UPC: 014381528121
Call Number: DVD 796.522 BLINDSIGHT
Alternative Title: Blind sight

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Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayas, this documentary follows the gripping adventure of six blind Tibetan teenagers who set out to climb the 23,000-foot Lhakpa Ri on the north side of Mount Everest.


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Oct 03, 2018

6 blind Tibetan teens and the blind founder of their school go from zero to sixty in an adventure in mountain climbing led and encouraged by a successful blind US climber of Everest, Erik Weihenmayer,
the team of experienced climbers acting as individual guides for this group were challenged to change their perspective of what makes a successful climb. in the end the shared experience was valuable for all who were involved and the teens learned to respect themselves despite living in a culture that shuns blindness.
this Guardian review gives a different perspective to the reviews full of high praise
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2008/aug/08/documentary

Alex4Cleveland Apr 26, 2011

Very inspirational. I love watching these kids overcome the hardships they face and accomplish something truly amazing that will give them confidence to carry with them for a life time.

brightling Apr 25, 2010

Some tough decisions and some incredible kids. Watch it if you get the opportunity. Brilliant kids. I'm so proud of the people in this film.

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