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Valley Uprising (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 1 September 2014 (USA)
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In the shady campgrounds of Yosemite valley, climbers carved out a counterculture lifestyle of dumpster-diving and wild parties that clashed with the conservative values of the National ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Peter Sarsgaard ... Narrator (voice)
Alex Honnold ... Himself
Yvon Chouinard ... Himself
Royal Robbins ... Himself
Lynn Hill Lynn Hill ... Herself
Dean Potter Dean Potter ... Himself
John Long John Long ... Himself
Jim Bridwell ... Himself
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Graham Hunt Graham Hunt ... Himself
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In the shady campgrounds of Yosemite valley, climbers carved out a counterculture lifestyle of dumpster-diving and wild parties that clashed with the conservative values of the National Park Service. And up on the walls, generation after generation has pushed the limits of climbing, vying amongst each other for supremacy on Yosemite's cliffs. "Valley Uprising" is the riveting, unforgettable tale of this bold rock climbing tradition in Yosemite National Park: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity -- and the laws of the land. Written by Sender Films

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Watch before Seeing Free Solo
12 November 2018 | by gbrahaneySee all my reviews

I am so glad I saw Valley Uprising before seeing Free Solo as I think it adds to the appreciation of how each accomplishment builds one on top of another.


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