Blindsight Poster

Release Date: March 5th, 2008

DVD Release Date: January 13th, 2009

PG|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
Six blind Tibetan teenagers, shunned by their culture as sinners or possessed by demons, band together to climb the north side of Mount Everest. With the inspiration of their fiery, blind teacher who fought to establish a Tibetan school for blind children, the teens are guided by Erik Weihenmayer, the only blind mountaineer to have successfully scaled Everest. The climbers suffer through illness, bad weather, and the stark challenge of tackling one of the greatest natural wonders on the planet.

Director: Lucy Walker

Genres: Adventure, Documentary

Distributors: Cinemien

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  • Simultaneously a sports adventure film, a tear-jerking tale of hope and inspiration and a captivating meditation on culture clash. show more

  • Raises important questions that resonate far beyond the subject at hand: What is the meaning of accomplishment, and how do you define triumph? show more

  • Their story is deeply involving, all the more so because it isn’t simple or straightforward. show more

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