High Ground
High Ground (2012)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 6, 2012
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

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

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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice

[An] impressively restrained documentary ...

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Kam Williams
NewsBlaze

PTSD documentary provides a poignant portrait of wounded Irag and Afghan War vets as they scale Himalayan mountain.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

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

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

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

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Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

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.

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Ian Buckwalter
NPR

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.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

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

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