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Year: 2005
USA: Universal Studios
Cast: Shawn Farmer, Nick Peralta, Terje Haakonsen, Shaun White, Hannah Teter
Directors: Kemp Curly, Kevin Harrison
Country: USA
USA: 110 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for brief strong language and a momentary drug reference
USA Release Date: 2 December 2005 (Limited Release)


FIRST DESCENT chronicles the rebellious, inspiring and sometimes controversial rise of snowboarding setting the standards and breaking the boundaries of this worldwide phenomenon.

Inviting three of snowboarding's early pioneers (Shawn Farmer, Nicke Perata and Terje Haakonsen) plus two of snowboarding's cutting edge stars (Shaun White and Hannah Teter), they are trasported to the edge - the snow covered mountains of Alaska - where these five icons face some of the most challenging natural terrain on Earth.

As the five get to know each other they swap stories, viewpoints, styles and opinions on the evolution of snowboarding. FIRST DESCENT encompasses the snowboarding revolution of the 80s and 90s and creates a fast paced account of a sport that has evolved from a fringe hobby to a full-fledged global event.

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