Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Gavin Attwood, Sally Berg, Sonam Bhumtso, Dachung, Jeff Evans
Director: Lucy Walker
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Special Interests, Documentary
Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayas, BLINDSIGHT follows the gripping true-life adventure of six blind Tibetan teenagers on a climbing expedition up formidable Mount Everest. Believed to be possessed by ... more »
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Five stars of ragged hope
C. I. Rowat | London, UK. | 02/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I will not disagree with the previous reviewers about how this film could be improved: there are some odd editing decisions, and - as the previous reviews have noted - various faults: yes, we would like to hear more from the children, and less from the adults.
But these faults may simply be the film's honest exposure of the faults in the underlying story and people: two groups of people that have never met before plan to climb a Himalayan mountain with blind children. While planning and communication in advance can avoid some problems, the real tests will come at altitude.
Whatever the film's faults - and I do not include the open questions that still niggle at me afterwards - this film has moved me like no other in years: at every turn, we see people struggling not just back to their feet after huge blows, but to the roof of the world. We also see the thousand small ways in which, over the years, they have been helped to get to this point. As a result of watching this film, I know that more is possible - and hope that I too might find my Lhakpa Ri. Thank you for reminding me to see."