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Blindsight (2006)

Six blind Tibetan teenagers climb the Lhakpa-Ri peak of Mount Everest, led by seven-summit blind mountain-climber Erik Weihenmayer.

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Six blind Tibetan teenagers climb the Lhakpa-Ri peak of Mount Everest, led by seven-summit blind mountain-climber Erik Weihenmayer.

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Rated PG for some thematic elements and mild language | See all certifications »
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Blindsight - Vertraue deiner Vision  »

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$105,000 (estimated)

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$7,127 (USA) (28 March 2008)

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$88,283 (USA) (30 May 2008)
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title card: May 2001. Erik Weihenmayer attempts to be the first blind man to summit Mount Everest.
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Ice Palace
Written and Performed by Richard Blair-Oliphant
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Truly inspiring piece of film!!!
20 September 2006 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Every once in a while a film comes along that makes you want to forgot about everything else and change the world. BLINDSIGHT is one of these films! Blindsight is a gripping adventure of six blind Tibetan teenagers who set out to climb the 23,000 ft mountain right next to Mount Everest. The teenagers are brought together by Sabriye Tenberken, who opened a school for the blind in Tibet. She and her students with the help of Erik Weihenmayer (the first blind person to summit Everest) set out to prove that they are no less able than their seeing counterparts.

This film captures both the arguments of the climbers as well as their frustrations, despair and exhilaration towards the end.

Blindsight is a must see for everyone! Visually it is riveting and the landscape is nothing short of breathtaking. When I saw this film in Toronto it was a really moving experience and one that I would recommend to everyone. Well done to those involved!!!


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