18 March 2008

My new film: seven deaf Maoris go to the moon!

I never saw myself as the kind of person who would laugh at six blind Tibetan teenagers, but here I am. What provoked all this mirth was the announcement for a new film called Blindsight, billed as "a thrilling documentary about six Tibetan blind teenagers climbing Mount Everest." I laughed and thought, what do you have to do to get attention for your documentary now? It's not enough just to climb the mountain anymore, or to haul IMAX cameras all the way up to the summit, or even for one person to climb it blind.

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