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Up

Canada, 1984 (MIFF 1986, Children's - Programme 2)

Director: Mike Hoover

Photographed on spectacular locations, UP aims to present a film poem about a hang-glider and his adventures in Alaska, the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevadas.

The film follows the hang-glider as he soars over snowy peaks Yosemite s waterfalls, over rivers and canyons, under Utah s Rainbow Arch and finally to a spectacular halt atop Totem Pole Rock in Monument Valley.

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