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DOCUMENTARY BLINDSIGHT                                                                      

BLINDSIGHT

Winner - Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature - AFI Fest 2006
Winner - Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature - Filmfestival Ghent, Belgium
Winner - Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature - Berlinale, Berlin
Winner - Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature - Palm Springs

Shortlisted for Academy Awards 2006 for Best Documentary Feature
Nominee for Best Documentary - British Independent Film Awards 2006

"A  brilliant film, ravishingly photographed. "-  Time Out  London
 
" A beautiful, crowd-pleasing doc. " -  Jason Solomons, The Observer (UK)
 
" Inspiring and fascinating." - J Kelly Nestruck , National Post
 
" Funny touching and gorgeous. " - Damien Rogers, Now
 
For additional information about the film, the filmmakers and climbers, please check out www.blindsightthemovie.com

Blindsight is produced by Sybil Robson Orr, directed by Lucy Walker and edited by the very talented Sebastian Duthy.
 
Sabriye 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 predicted.
 
 
BLINDSIGHT REVIEWS
 
"Loved the film, it had everything you could want in a story that is lacking in virtually every film today!  One of my top handful of the year."
- Mike Reynolds, AP Radio
 
" Yes, Walker's documentary hails from the inspirational school of filmmaking, and graduates with honors."
- Rick Groen, Globe & Mail
 
"Be assured that Blindsight is this year's Murderball: an unconventional, outstanding athletic documentary that inspires new faith in human potential."
- CBC
 
"A gripping documentary premiered this week to a standing ovation..."
- Ka Yan Ng, Reuters
 
" Intelligently questions our values of heroism, community and success."
- Eye Weekly

  "Deceptively complex...a compelling study in culture clash, with
spectacular scenery to boot."
- Lisa Felperin, Variety

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