High Ground follows 11 wounded warriors and one Gold Star Mom who heal from the ravages of war by climbing 20,000-foot Mt. Lobouche in the Himalayas.
"Along with recounting their wartime experiences, they find friendship, and healing on the journey," says Kanani Fong, the military and veteran outreach coordinator for the documentary that gets a free showing later today at Chapman University in Orange.
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The film, which was directed by Michael Brown and produced by famed Disney producer and Newport Beach Film Festival presenter Don Hahn, tugged heartstrings at April's NBFF, continued on the fest circuit to Bend, Napa, Boulder and Port Townsend and on Friday opens the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis.
Today's 5 p.m. screening in Chapman University's main lecture hall is presented by the AmVets Legal Clinic, whose representatives will inform the audience about their work on behalf of veterans needing legal assistance. Fong will be on hand to talk about High Ground and other ways to help veterans. Refreshments will be served.
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Here is the poster: