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Filmmaker: Jon Else
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Based on the 1851 diary of a California militiaman, Yosemite: The Fate of Heaven looks back on the conquest of this primeval wilderness more than a century ago. At the same time, the film looks at Yosemite today - a national treasure sagging under the weight of three million visitors a year. "The most beautiful valley in the world," is seen through the eyes of those who struggle day after day to preserve it - the rangers, trail builders, firefighters and naturalists and from the perspective of the backpackers, rock climbers, tourists and backcountry skiers, who come to revel in its sheer ageless beauty. The result is a remarkable vision of Yosemity -- past, present and future.
Narrated and Executive Produced by actor Robert Redford.

Running time: 58 min, Year released: 1988
Close captioned?: N, Color?: Y
Avail. formats: 16mm,VHS
ISBN: 1-55974-337-9
Language: English, Subtitled?: N
For classroom?: Y, Study Guide?: N
Grade level: 7th and up


"Getting a glimpse of the quite Yosemite is like walking through a door and finding yourself in a new world where rare and wonderful things are possible. The camera work in this film makes you realize that Yosemite is one of the world's true miracles."
--Tom Stinestra, San Francisco Examiner

Other Credits:

Executive Producer and Narrator: Robert Redford
Produced, Directed and Photographed by Jon Else
CopProducers: Sterling Van Wagenen and John Korty
Original Musical Score by Todd Boekelheide
Written by Michael Chandler and Jon Else
Blue Ribbon, American Film & Video Festival
This title can also be found in: American Film Festival Award Winners, American West, Biology & Biologists, California, Ecology, Environmental, History, National Parks (U.S.), Nature, Pollution, Tourism, U.S. History, Wilderness, Wildlife

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