This documentary will be showing around the U.S. in June and July 2008. We will keep you posted as to its eventual release and availability.
From the Trailer
Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayas, Blindsight follows the gripping adventure of six Tibetan teenagers who set out to climb the 23,000 foot Lhakpa Ri on the north side of Mount Everest.
A 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 who established the first school for the blind in Lhasa, the students invite the famous blind mountain climber Erik Weihenmayer to visit their school after learning about his conquest of Everest. Erik arrives in Lhasa and inspires Sabriye and her students Kyila, Sonam Bhumtso, Tashi, Gyenshen, Dachung and Tenzin to let him lead them higher than they have ever been before.
The resulting 3-week journey is beyond anything any of them could have predicted.
June 25, 2008: Just saw Blindsight. It is really a moving documentary. A tribute to Braile without Borders founder Sabriye Tenberken, the mountaineer Erik Weihenmayer and six intrepid Tibetan kids. If you can, track it down or put it on your NetFlix wish list when it comes out in DVD.
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