Documentary / Expedition Journal
Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayas, 'Blindsight' follows the gripping adventure of six Tibetan teenagers who set out to climb the 23,000-foot Lhakpa Ri, on the north side of Mount Everest. The dangerous journey soon becomes a seemingly impossible challenge -- made all the more remarkable by the fact that the teenagers are blind. Believed by many Tibetans to be possessed by demons, the children are shunned by their parents, scorned by their villages and rejected by society. Rescued by Sabriye Tenberken –a blind educator and adventurer who established the first school for the blind in Lhasa, the students invite the blind mountain climber Erik Weihenmayer to visit their school after learning about his conquest of Everest.
- 104 min
AvailabilityDVD / BLU-RAY Video on Demand
Documentary / Historical
150 years ago the summit of the Matterhorn, 4478m was reached for the first time. The Matterhorn, with its performance and its tragic end, marks the end of the golden age of mountaineering, a period during which man changed his vision of the mountain and especially of the Alps. This period of the golden age was marked by the association of men and summits. The mountains became a game, a sport, a source of competition and exploration. How did this uncontrollable attraction between these pioneers and these summits arise, how did they achieve these exploits, who are they, what has changed for humans and mountaineering? What about today...?
- 52 min
Drama / Mountain Drama
TV movie about Lucy Walker, the first woman to climb the Matterhorn in 1871. A BBC co-production that was part of a series of three teleplays called Mountain Men, which concerned climbers who were the first to scale three iconic mountains. The other two are: Nanga Parbat by Hermann Buhl (The climb, Donald Shebib), Mont Blanc by Jacques Balmat (The great white mountain, Colin Godman).
- 150 min