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High Ground (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | April 2012 (USA)
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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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Michael Brown
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Baskis Steve Baskis ... Himself
Dan Sidles Dan Sidles ... Himself
Katherine Ragazzino Katherine Ragazzino ... Herself
Matt Nyman Matt Nyman ... Himself
Brian Mockenhaupt Brian Mockenhaupt ... Himself
Cody Miranda Cody Miranda ... Himself
Nicolette Maroulis Nicolette Maroulis ... Herself
Aaron 'Ike' Isaacson Aaron 'Ike' Isaacson ... Himself
Ashley Crandall Ashley Crandall ... Herself
Chad Butrick Chad Butrick ... Himself
Chad Jukes Chad Jukes ... Himself
Lona Parten Lona Parten ... Herself
Justin Moore Justin Moore ... Himself
Luis Benitez Luis Benitez ... Himself
Brad Bull Brad Bull ... Himself
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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 Khumbu Pictures, LLC

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11 Wounded Warriors, Climbing Home from War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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April 2012 (USA) See more »

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Uzvišenje See more »

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$475,000 (estimated)
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Beautiful film-visually and emotionally
6 March 2012 | by AprylvetSee all my reviews

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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