Soup and Movies Night: Blindsight.

Fri Sep 9th 2016
Zimbabwe, 29 Swallow Hill, Borrowdale, Harare

Event Details

This film is a documentary about a group of blind Tibetan teenagers who attempt to climb one of Mount Everest’s sister peaks. Venue: home of Pam and Dave Sheehan, 29 Swallow Hill, Borrowdale.

 5.30 pm start, entry $10 at the door​. ​More information from Pam on zimsheehans@gmail.com. Please note that Dave and Pam will be out of e-mail communication between August 25 and September 4 but will get back to you soon after should you have left an enquiry.

The film: blind herself, German Sabriye Tenberken established a school for blind children in Tibet, in a culture that sees blindness as a curse and as evidence that a person did bad things in a previous life. Many of the children at the school have been shunned their whole lives, and, at best, are a burden to their families. As part of their education, Tenberken shares with them the story of American Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. She sends him a letter inviting him to come and visit her students. Instead, he comes up with a plan. He’ll arrange an expedition for them to climb Lhakpa Ri and provide all the guides and equipment. Sabriye finds six willing participants and this is when the fun starts.

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