United Kingdom, 2006, 104 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Documentary, Spiritual
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Against the breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayas, six Tibetan teenagers set out to climb the 23,000-foot Lhakpa Ri on the north side of Mount Everest. The dangerous journey soon becomes a seemingly impossible challenge—made all the more remarkable by the fact that the teenagers are blind. Believed by many Tibetans to be possessed by demons, the children are shunned by their parents, scorned by their villages and rejected by society. Rescued by Sabriye Tenberken, a blind educator and adventurer, the students invite the famous blind mountain climber Erik Weihenmayer to visit their school and lead them higher than they have ever been before. The resulting 3-week journey is beyond anything any of them could have predicted. Music by Nitin Sawhney.
DIRECTOR: Lucy Walker
US Distributor: Spark Entertainment
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