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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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Written and Performed by Richard Blair-Oliphant
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Among Mountains
11 June 2009 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

This interesting documentary tells a remarkable tale of an expedition to take blind Tibetan children trekking in the Himalayas; but also of a personality clash between two remarkable people. On one hand, there is Erik Weihenmeyer, the first blind man to climb Everest, and the team of (sighted) mountaineers who are guiding the kids. On the other, there is Sabriye Tenberken, a blind woman who runs the first school for blind Tibetans, who agrees to the expedition but subsequently has doubts about how it is progressing. At some level, Sabine simply doesn't understand the mountaineer's philosophy (with it's emphasis on summitting); she is probably right in identifying the mismatch between the mountaineers goals and the desires of the children but her certainty in her own correctness makes her a hard person to sympathise with, especially as she has an effective veto. In the background to this (reasonably well-mannered) clash, we get an insight into the lives of the children themselves. I enjoyed the film, although it delivers a message clearly designed to be uplifting - even though it details the quarrel, the film somewhat relentlessly asserts how amazing all those who feature in it are. But it's hard to argue with that assessment, even if it is presented to the viewer somewhat unsubtly.


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