Boulder Independent Film Festival Presents the World Premiere of High Ground


Boulder Independent Film Festival Presents the World Premiere of High Ground

Date: 02 Feb, 2012  No Comments

BIFF – Program BT-11 – High Ground

USA, Feature Documentary, 2012, 92 min

Boulder Theater
Saturday, 18 February 2012
5pm

 

 

A new film by Academy Award-nominated producer Don Hahn (The Lion King) and Boulder’s own Emmy award-winning director Michael Brown (Farther Than the Eye Can See).

Since 2002, almost 50,000 U.S. soldiers have returned home from Iraq and Afghanistan with their lives radically altered by war. They face long, painful paths to recovery. This beautiful, powerfully moving film tells the story of 11 wounded veterans whose road to recovery takes them to one of the guardians of Everest—the 20,161-foot Himalayan peak known as Lobuche. One veteran is blind, three have lost limbs, and all 11 suffer from the mental and emotional ravages of war. Blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer and his history-making team of Everest climbers, led by Jeff Evans, guide the soldiers, and together they take on a formidable mountain challenge, all in the name of celebrating the return of our nation’s heroes.

Directed by Michael Brown
Produced by Don Hahn and Michael Brown
World Premiere
Don Hahn, Michael Brown and many of the veterans in person
Co-presented by Soldiers to the Summit and Veterans Expeditions, Introduced by Michael Brown, director and producer

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