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High Ground

02rdp_high_span-thumbstandard Eleven wounded warriors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan join an expedition to climb the 20,000-foot Mount Lobuche. Led by blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer and a team of Everest summiters, they set out on an emotional climb to reach the top.
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The documentary “High Ground" follows 11 wounded war veterans as they scale a 20,000-foot peak in the Himalayas. Read the review
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"High Ground" is a moving documentary that is both the film it presents itself to be and something more.
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times  full review
 
Brown ... translates a collage of experiences - some desperate, some hopeful, all tragic - into a first-person commentary on the malign reverberations of war.
Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times  full review
 
Brown takes advantage of the opportunity to present a broad array of feelings, less on the nature of these conflicts in particular and more on the mindset of the soldier in war - and the difficulties faced when no longer in the midst of the conflict.
 
[An] impressively restrained documentary ...
Ernest Hardy, Village Voice  full review
 
A less than inspiring documentary about extremely inspiring individuals, "High Ground" is worth seeing for what it shows rather than how it shows it.
Ty Burr, Boston Globe  full review
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  • Release Year: 2012
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 97 min
  • Available From: Nov 07, 2012
  • Queued by: 220 people
Directed By
Michael Brown
Cast
Erik Weihenmayer, Steve Baskis, Luis Benitez, Brad Bull, Sherman Bull, Chad Butrick
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