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High Ground

Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 7:45p to 9:15p
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA

High Ground by Michael Brown (2012, 91 min.). With a team of expert climbers as their guides, 11 veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan attempt a daunting challenge: climbing a 20,000-foot Himalayan mountain. Representing nearly every branch of the military, the veterans overcome the physical reminders of war-blindness, amputations-so they can reach the peak and heal in the process. Inspirational and honest, their journey is captured with breathtaking cinematography by three-time Emmy winner… Show more

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Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-9300
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Oct. 31, 2012 - Boston.com - Ty Burr, Globe Staff

A less than inspiring documentary about extremely inspiring individuals, “High Ground” is worth seeing for what it shows rather than how it shows it. As a director and cinematographer, Michael Brown has had a career’s worth of experience taking cameras up the sides of mountains, and this time he follows a group of veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars as they scale Mt. Lobuche in the Himalayas. One of the climbers is blind, three have prosthetic legs, and all are suffering from physical and emotional traumas they can barely articulate. The arduous trek to the icy 20,075-foot summit is as much about planting a flag in their ongoing recovery as human beings as it is about shared experiences of battle and its aftermath.

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