High Ground
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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

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

""High Ground" is a moving documentary that is both the film it presents itself to be and something more."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"[An] impressively restrained documentary ..."
‑ Ernest Hardy, Village Voice
"PTSD documentary provides a poignant portrait of wounded Irag and Afghan War vets as they scale Himalayan mountain."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"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
"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
"Backed by the astounding beauty of the Himalayas, their struggle to reach the peak is healing for them and illuminating for the rest of us."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
"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."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, NPR
"Moving account of 11 disabled veterans on an expedition to climb Mount Lobuche in the Himalayas."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
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