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Blindsight (2006)

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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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Lucy Walker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gavin Attwood Gavin Attwood ... Himself
Sally Berg Sally Berg ... Herself
Sonam Bhumtso Sonam Bhumtso ... Herself
Dachung Dachung ... Himself
Jeff Evans Jeff Evans ... Himself
Gyenshen Gyenshen ... Himself
Stefani Jackenthal Stefani Jackenthal ... Herself
Paul Kronenberg Paul Kronenberg ... Himself
Kyila Kyila ... Herself
Charley Mace Charley Mace ... Himself
Steven Mace Steven Mace ... Himself
Chris Morris Chris Morris ... Himself
Tashi Pasang Tashi Pasang ... Himself
Kami Tenzing Sherpa Kami Tenzing Sherpa ... Himself
Cornelia Tenberken Cornelia Tenberken ... Herself
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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See the world in a whole new light.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements and mild language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

My Space Page | Official site

Country:

UK

Language:

Tibetan | German | English

Release Date:

8 August 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Blindsight - Vertraue deiner Vision See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$105,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,127, 28 March 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$88,283, 1 June 2008
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Robson Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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[first lines]
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
Licensed courtesy of Richard Blair-Oliphant
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Great documentary, fantastic characters
5 January 2007 | by sugarwater11See all my reviews

Before seeing this, I was put off by the subject matter, but this is not your average triumph over adversity story. Although this is technically about blind Tibetan kids climbing Mt. Everest, there is so much more to it. This movie shows the very strong, often contradictory personalities of two highly accomplished blind adults leading the children, Erik and Sabriye. Erik is an American blind mountain climber/athlete and Sabriye is a blind German academic who started a school in Lhasa Tibet. They are both exceptional in their own ways, but disagree on what will really build confidence in the kids. Erik wants them to reach the summit while Sabriye wants them to enjoy Erik as a role model and take pleasure in moment. The nuances are complicated and one walks away not really being sure who was right or if the whole climb was a mistake or a great idea. The most profound scenes are with the Tibetan children themselves and the hardships they faced before finding their way to the school. The most moving for me was the story of Tashi, a frail teenager who grew up on the streets after his parents abandoned him. I could watch a whole movie on his life and was happy to learn that thanks to the school, he is now running a successful small business with some of his fellow students. If you liked Spellbound or Murderball, you will love this.


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