Theaters Beginning in March
In 2004 a
filmteam had joined Erik Weihenmayer, Sabriye Tenberken and
6 of the
blind students of the BWB project who attempted to climb Lhakpa Ri, a
23,000 feet high peak next to Mount Everest.
resulted in a very interesting documentary with amazing footage. Please
find here a description of the film:
Tenberken, 2006 Mother Theresa Award Winner and 2005 Nobel Peace Prize
nominee, became fascinated with the study of Tibetan culture as a young
blind German woman and created the first Braille text for the Tibetan
language. She travelled alone to Tibet and
into the frozen Himalayas to find blind children, considered demonic by
their culture, to attend a school she established specially for
them. She and 6 of her blind students joined world class blind
mountain climber, Erik Weihenmayer
, in an attempt to
summit Lhakpa Ri,
the 23,000 foot peak which rises spectacularly beside Mount Everest.
The resulting 3-week journey is beyond anything any of them could have
is a comment received by an author herself who saw the film last
which captures the essence of BLINDSIGHT's remarkable struggle:
Great story told so
well..... But what I keep spinning around in my head is that the
track, drawn out so well, didn’t end with any resolution. When do
we step in to take control – when do we let go. I read in a number
of articles that BLINDSIGHT is an East meets West or cultural
conflict, but I really identified with it as a parent. Whenever I
am in a position of authority as a mom or in class teaching,
what I am always struggling with is: where's the line? What
will the consequences be if I don’t draw it soon enough to keep a
charge safe. Safety equals cutting short the
challenge which equals cutting short the growth, the
learning, confidence and skills.
Times "CRITIC'S PICK" .... EVER UPWARD, NO MATTER WHAT.....Featuring
exceptional people doing extraordinary things, BLINDSIGHT is one
of those documentaries with the power to make you re-examine your
entire life. ....Jeannette
award-winning film is opening in theaters as follows:
OR April 18 Hollywood Theater
April 25 Harris Theater
International Film Festival
April 25 Railroad Square Cinema
April 25 Coolidge Corner Theater
May 2 Real Art Ways Theater
May 3 Wheeler Film Society
May 4 Grandin Theater
College PA May 9 State Theater
May 9 Oak Street Cinema
Urban Institutes for Contemporary Arts
CO May 11
(following the 5Point Film Festival)
HI May 14 Harold K.L. Castle Theater
Ft. Smith AK
May 16 Ft. Smith Cinema
MA May 20 Cabot Street Cinema
May 30 Laemmle Sunset 5 Theater
Peekskill NY June 12 Paramount Center
June 13 Cinéma du Parc
PA June 13
June 20 Hippodrome Cinema
July 21 Bear Tooth Theater
article in the
paper: BLINDSIGHT pays tribute to the teenagers' high altitude
bravery, but their stories didn't end with their return to flat
ground. One of the girls is now overseeing Sabriye Tenberken's
school for the blind. Another has just graduated, first in
her class, from a school that didn't even want to accept her
because she was (blind). Two of the ex-climbers run the largest
massage therapy clinic in the Tibetan capital,
, and another has become
the country's leading Braille publisher.
are being added on a regular basis. We will provide updates
through our News Releases, but please go to www.blindsightthemovie.com
for a complete listing. There is also an exciting 2-minute
preview on the website.
ABC NEWS NOW --THE MIX "BLINSIGHT"
Reaching Into the Darkness
film "Blindsight" captures the daring feats of six blind teens in Tibet.
film reviews and features:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/23487905#23487905 NBC Nightly
News coverage following New York premiere hosted by Merrill Lynch
Sabriye's interview on "The World"
Serendipity column in the Trenton Times
Magazine "Pick" in its March 9 issue
Illustrated features BLINDSIGHT in its March 10 issue.
For a full
slate of reviews, go to http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/blindsight/.
this News Release to your friends and family and encourage them to see
BLINDSIGHT when it comes to your city.
BLINDSIGHT coverages are on NBC Nightly News, Parade
Magazine, the New York Times, Good Day New York, and much
more....even the American Airlines travel magazine American
Lyons of NBC/REEL TALK: "One
of the most inspiring films I've ever seen. It will put your life into
a new, wonderful perspective, as almost no other film has ever done. A
wonderful, uplifting, beautifully-crafted story of courage,
determination and bravery!"