Feb 12, 2015
REEL ROCK Film Tour comes to India
The ninth annual REEL ROCK Film Tour, bringing the best of climbing and adventure films to local audiences across the globe makes it way to India for the first time, with the screening of Valley Uprising in New Delhi this Sunday.
The Outdoor Journal
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The ninth edition of REEL ROCK Film Tour, an annual travelling film festival makes its way to India for the first time in its history. The festival that showcases the best of outdoor adventure films produced by Sender Films and Big UP Production will screen the feature-length documentary “Valley Uprising” this Sunday at New Delhi’s Delhi Rock.
The first-of-its-kind event in India is a collaboration between Delhi Rock, India’s only indoor climbing gym and Taatvik.
“Seeing other people’s stories about climbing has always been a great experience, and super inspirational for us and our friends,” said Anuraag Tiwari, founder of Delhi Rock and co-sponsor of REEL ROCK screening in India.
Nishant Chandra, founder of Taatvik and co-sponsor of REEL ROCK screening in India said, “Taatvik seeks to promote extreme sports around India in a light where athletes are recognised as pioneers in their choice of sport.”
The greatest untold story of American counterculture is that of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For the past fifty years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and venture onto the high, lonesome granite. The larger-than-life characters of Yosemite carved out an “extreme bohemian” lifestyle in the Valley, living on red wine and boiled potatoes, clashing with National Park authorities, and pioneering the boldest climbs on Earth. The torch has been passed down across three generations of climbers; through rivalries, tragedies and triumphs, the art of Yosemite climbing has advanced beyond anyone’s imagination. Valley Uprising is the riveting, unforgettable tale of this bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity — and the laws of the land.
What: India’s first official screening of REEL ROCK FILM TOUR: Valley Uprising
When: Sunday, 15 February, 16:30 IST onwards
Where: Delhi Rock, Nanaksaar Gurudwara, Opposite M-41, Greater Kailash II, New Delhi 1100048
Images © REEL ROCK TOUR