The Sundance Institute's and Yosemite Conservancy's 1989 documentary classic "Yosemite: The Fate of Heaven" is narrated by Robert Redford. This moving film evokes the spectacular, primeval Yosemite of 100 years ago and looks at the contrast of Yosemite today, a park that must accommodate over 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 perspectives of the backpackers, rock climbers, tourists and backcountry skiers who came to revel in its sheer ageless beauty. The result is a remarkable vision of Yosemite's past, present and future.
Originally released in 1989. Running time: 58 minutes
Doors open at 12:30 and screening begins at 1:00pm
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California Historical Society
Our mission is to inspire and empower Californians to make the past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives.
The California Historical Society holds one of the richest collections of primary and secondary materials in the state on the social, cultural, economic, and political development of California.
The Gallery provides public access to the collection through changing exhibitions, Tuesday through Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The North Baker Research Library provides public access to the collection, Wednesday through Friday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.