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Blindsight
Blindsight
Actors: Gavin Attwood, Sally Berg, Sonam Bhumtso, Dachung, Jeff Evans
Director: Lucy Walker
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Special Interests, Documentary
PG     2009     1hr 44min

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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Actors: Gavin Attwood, Sally Berg, Sonam Bhumtso, Dachung, Jeff Evans
Director: Lucy Walker
Creators: Gavin Struthers, Keith Partridge, Lucy Walker, Mahyad Tousi, Steven Haft, Sybil Robson, Tricia Cooklin
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Special Interests, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Religion, Religion & Spirituality, Documentary
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/13/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 44min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

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."