First Descent


1h 50m 2005

Brief Synopsis

Documentary chronicles the rebellious, inspiring and sometimes controversial rise of snowboarding--as seen through the eyes of the snowboarders setting the standards and breaking the boundaries of this worldwide phenomenon. Film spotlights a handful of snowboarding's early pioneers (including Shawn

Film Details

Also Known As
First Descent: The Story of the Snowboarding Revolution, First descent - snowboardens pionjärer
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

Documentary chronicles the rebellious, inspiring and sometimes controversial rise of snowboarding--as seen through the eyes of the snowboarders setting the standards and breaking the boundaries of this worldwide phenomenon. Film spotlights a handful of snowboarding's early pioneers (including Shawn Farmer, Nick Perata and Terje Haakonsen) and some of the ultra-sponsored superstar phenoms at snowboarding's current cutting edge (Shaun White and Hannah Teter) and literally takes them to the edge--the snow blanketed mountains of Alaska--where these five icons face some of the most challenging and hard-core natural terrain on the planet. Leading up to their first descent, the crew of five share their stories, comparing viewpoints, individual lifestyles, and unedited opinions on the evolution of snowboarding that began as a delinquent child of skiing and now stands as an international cultural movement that has permanently changed the face of winter sports.

Film Details

Also Known As
First Descent: The Story of the Snowboarding Revolution, First descent - snowboardens pionjärer
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video February 21, 2006

Released in United States Winter December 2, 2005

Released in United States on Video February 21, 2006

Released in United States Winter December 2, 2005