Michael Brown’s “High Ground” has been picked up by Red Flag Releasing for North American distribution. The documentary follows eleven Irag and Afghanistan war vets and one Gold Star Mother during their summit to the 20,000 foot Mount Lobuche peak in the Himalayas, along with their guide — blind Erik Weihenmayer (who was the subject of Brown’s doc “Farther Than the Eye Can See” as he climbed Everest in 2001) and his team.
From the synopsis: “These 11 men and women, who represent nearly every branch of the military, risk everything to regain part of the lives they were meant to live before being ravaged by war. Along with recounting their war experiences, they find teamwork, friendship and challenges both emotional and physical, on the journey.” Watch the trailer below.
Brown says; “I hope that through this story veterans and their families will come to see that they are not alone. For the general public who might not know any veterans, they will hopefully feel their struggle and understand them in a very human way.”
The film was produced by Don Hahn, whose credits include “Oceans,” “Earth,” “Chimpanzee,” and “Waking Sleeping Beauty” (which he directed).