- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: January 13, 2009
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English SDH, Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 03/05/2008
"Featuring exceptional people doing extraordinary things, BLINDSIGHT is one of those documentaries with the power to make you reexamine your entire life..."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/14/2008
"[A] complex, inspirational documentary....Look deeper, though, and Lucy Walker's observant film is about profound East-West differences in the importance of journey versus destination..."
Los Angeles Times - 05/30/2008
"[A] complex drama about differing values and definitions of success, exploring the limits of transcendence as well as the transcending of limits."
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2008
"BLINDSIGHT crystallizes into a surprisingly penetrating sociological study offering intriguing insights into a hitherto closed culture."
Empire - 09/01/2008
4 stars out of 5 -- "Uplifting but never mawkish, and gorgeously shot."
This documentary from director Lucy Walker (DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND) follows a group of blind teenagers as they ascend Lhakpa Ri, the 23,000 foot peak on Mount Everest's north face. Led by renowned mountaineer Erik Weihenmayer, the young Tibetans set out on an incredible if dangerous journey.
Description by Image Entertainment:
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 demons because of their blindness, the children are feared by their parents, scorned by their villages and rejected by society. Rescued by a blind educator and adventuress, the students invite a famous blind mountain climber to visit their school and let him lead them higher than they have ever been before. The result is nothing anyone could have predicted.