BIFF 2020
International documentary
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The Dawn Wall

Østerrike/ 2017/ 1 t. 40 min.
Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson
Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer
Brett Lowell
Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer, Philipp Manderla
Are you afraid of heights?

In 2015 the two Americans Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson executed the most extraordinary free climbing stunt ever performed, when they climbed The Dawn Wall, the 3,000 feet tall rock face in Yosemite Valley – long considered impossible to conquer. In the dizzying documentary THE DAWN WALL we  join the two fearless athletes on the face of the mountain, as we are treated to a spectacular glimpse into their daring venture. The result is a thrilling documentation of courage, audacity and the human ability to overcome hardship.

Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer

Josh Lowell (USA), Peter Mortimer (USA, 1974) Selected filmography: Lowell and Mortimer have directed a number of REEL ROCK documentaries (2010-2017), as well as VALLEY UPRISING (2014) with Nick Rosen.