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Global Explorers and world renowned blind climber Erik Weihenmayer would like to invite you to an exclusive premiere of the award-winning documentary Blindsight in Denver on March 13th, 2008 at 7PM at the Mayan Theatre (110 Broadway). The film has won Audience Awards for Best Film at many major film festivals worldwide and was nominated for Best Documentary Film in Britain. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayas, Blindsight follows the gripping adventure of six Tibetan teenagers who set out to climb the 23,000-foot Lhakpa Ri on the north side of Mount Everest. A dangerous journey soon becomes a seemingly impossible challenge made all the more remarkable by the fact that the teenagers are blind. The resulting three-week journey is beyond anything any of them could have predicted. You’ll have a chance to meet Erik Weihenmayer and Sabriye Tenberken, founder of Braille without Borders, as well as many of the students who participate in Global Explorers’ Leading the Way programs for blind and sighted students. Proceeds from the event will support Global Explorers and Braille without Borders. Tickets to the movie are $25. If you would like to attend a VIP Reception prior to the film with Erik, Sabriye and other cast members and the film producers, the cost is $100. The VIP Reception begins at 5 PM at the Hornet (76 Broadway) and includes food and drinks. You can purchase tickets online at www.globalexplorers.org/events/ or by calling Global Explorers at 877-627-1425 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject line of “Blindsight”.