Fe Public Radio [mp3 file]: Live interview with High Ambitions director
Bay Public Radio [Real Player stream]: Live interview with High
Internet Movie Database (IMDB)
: "The best documentaries take you to places that you've
never been before -- and probably aren't ever likely to go. But
the best of the best do this in a way that other documentaries don't.
So it is in HIGH AMBITIONS IN THE HIMALAYA."
: "Dowdy's documentary about an expedition up Cho Oyu, the
sixth-highest mountain in the world, was voted into the festival
by fans via Cinequest's Vuze Audience Favorites competition
online. It's not hard
to see why; as a testament to the sheer endurance and perhaps
insanity it takes to scale a peak like this, it's hard to imagine
Times [pdf file]: "Dowdy’s documentary is already generating
buzz as one of the festival favorites, and for good reason.
For anyone who has ever dreamed of climbing one of the world’s
highest mountains, or even wondered about making a life change,
this film is honest and
file]: "...as High
Ambitions illustrates, the point of the expedition isn't "getting
to the top," but trying to learn to be humble and gracious in face
of Nature, who is the one ultimately calling the shots on
this kind of life journey."
Sedona/Verde Valley Independent [pdf
file] : "...more
of an introspective look at extreme mountaineering rather
than just sensationalizing the sport."
Shasta Herald [pdf file] : "High Ambitions is
filled with spectacular scenery, mountain climbing details,
personal insights and specially composed music."
Redding Record Searchlight [pdf
file] : "Dowdy... tried
to bring heart to a genre of films that are often testosterone
and adrenaline driven."
Times : High Ambitions... "is a must see" - Jane Sullivan,
Director, Santa Cruz Film Festival
Connection Magazine [pdf