316 UCB, 80309-0316
ATLAS Center 329 303-492-7574 303-492-1362
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.
Representing nearly every branch of the military, the veterans, and the Gold Star Mom who joins their trek, High Ground brings humor and deep emotion to this hero’s journey, which is captured with breathtaking, vertigo-inducing cinematography by three-time Emmy® winner, director Michael Brown.
Sun November 17, 2013, 2:00 PM, Muenzinger Auditorium
USA, 2012, in English, Color, 92 min