It is always special to observe people reach new levels in the pursuit of their goals. The beauty of such an observation is not necessarily confined to the activity itself, but often owes itself to the uniqueness of surrounding cultures.
Valley Uprising is a documentary about rock climbing. It follows generations of climbers in Yosemite National Park and the journey of distinctive generations, whether it be the first that scaled the cliff faces or the climbers who took LSD to reimagine the way in which they could climb. You witness the timeline of those that have climbed the cliff faces, all with their own stories which reflect the personal experiences that have been shared with Yosemite.
Yosemite National Park is one of the most beautiful places in the world and this documentary prompts thought on the relationship between humans and nature. Valley Uprising shows people conquering these vast cliff faces but also stresses the importance of respect and mindfulness for what exists around us.
This is a documentary that harbours imagination and determination, whilst posing as an example of the capabilities of nature and human kind alike. It’s a brilliant watch and well worth an hour and 43 minutes of your time, so be sure to check it out.