The Dawn Wall: A tale of two climbers, one of whom was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan.
The Dawn Wall tells the story of climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson's journey.
In January 2015, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson spent 19 days clawing their way towards the top of a seemingly impossible climb on the 3,000 foot vertical face of El Capitan, in Yosemite National Park.
The Dawn Wall is a feature documentary about their history-making climb, the years of effort it required, and the inspiring life journeys of the climbers. The movie goes beyond pure climbing action, paints intimate portraits of Caldwell and Jorgeson, and celebrates the universal spirit of dreaming big, and never giving up.
In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California.
The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention.
But for Tommy Caldwell, the Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, the climbing prodigy was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan in 2000. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident, but resolved to come back stronger.
When his marriage fell apart, he escaped the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing the Dawn Wall. Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and his partner Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route. On the final attempt, with the world watching, Caldwell is faced with a moment of truth.
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|Publication:||AKIpress Central Asian News Service|
|Date:||Mar 13, 2019|
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