High Ground (2012)



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Eleven veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan join an expedition to climb the 20,000 foot Himalayan giant Mount Lobuche. With blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer and a team of Everest summiters as their guides, they set out on an emotional and gripping climb to reach the top in an attempt to heal the emotional and physical wounds of the longest war in U.S. history. (c) Official Site

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Brown, Brian Mockenhaupt
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 6, 2012
Red Flag Releasing - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for High Ground

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

"High Ground" is a moving documentary that is both the film it presents itself to be and something more.

Full Review… | November 1, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Brown ... translates a collage of experiences - some desperate, some hopeful, all tragic - into a first-person commentary on the malign reverberations of war.

Full Review… | November 1, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | November 1, 2012
Top Critic

[An] impressively restrained documentary ...

Full Review… | November 1, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

A less than inspiring documentary about extremely inspiring individuals, "High Ground" is worth seeing for what it shows rather than how it shows it.

Full Review… | October 31, 2012
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Moving account of 11 disabled veterans on an expedition to climb Mount Lobuche in the Himalayas.

Full Review… | November 5, 2012
Film Journal International

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