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Blindsight

Synopsis

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayas, Blindsight follows the gripping adventure of six Tibetan teenagers on a climbing expedition up the 23,000 foot Lhakpa Ri, on the northside of Mt. Everest. A dangerous journey soon becomes a seemingly impossible challenge made all the more remarkable by the fact that the teenagers are blind. Believed to be possessed by evil demons, the children are feared by their parents, scorned by their villages and rejected by their Buddhist religion. Rescued by Sabriye Tenberken — a blind educator and adventuress 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 to let him lead them higher than they have ever been before. The result is nothing anyone could have predicted.
 

Details

Year
2007
Type of film
Features
Running Time
104 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Lucy Walker
Producer
Sybil Robson Orr
Director of Photography
Petr Cikhart, mountain photography by
Principal Cast
Erik Weihenmayer, Sabriye Tenberken, Kyila, Tashi, Tenzin

Production Company

Robson Entertainment
Hammer House
117 Wardour Street
London W1
UK

T +44 (0)20 7437 1770

tonia@robsonentertainment.co.uk


Sales
Company

The Little Film Company
Address 12930 Ventura Boulevard #822
Studio City CA 91604, USA

T +1 818 762 6999
M +1 310 567 8356
Fax +1 818 301 2186

robbie@thelittlefilmcompany.com
http://www.thelittlefilmcompany.com