A documentary that follows a team of veterans returning from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq as they set out to climb a towering Himalayan peak to overcome challenges and heal the mental and emotional ravages of war.
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Eleven veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan join an expedition to climb the 20,000 foot Himalayan giant Mount Lobuche. With blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer and a team of Everest summiteers as their guides, they set out on an emotional and gripping climb to reach the top in an attempt to heal the emotional and physical wounds of the longest war in U.S. history. Representing nearly every branch of the military, the veterans, and the Gold Star Mom who joins their trek, bring humor and deep emotion to this hero's journey all captured with breathtaking, vertigo-inducing cinematography. Written by
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This is a stunning film, both visually and in its message. As a viewer I was pulled into the intense despair that some of the soldiers were feeling, and then I was drawn out of that into a place of hope, beauty and appreciation of life. It was easy to really care about these people and their struggles. This film has the potential to create change in our society as thousands of soldiers return to our communities with burdens that many civilians simply cannot understand.
We cannot afford to make the same mistakes we made with our Vietnam veterans, and High Ground goes a long way towards creating an understanding of our society's challenges and our responsibility to our returning soldiers. This message is portrayed with a stunning background of incredible cinematography and music.
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