‘80s America Was Epic From Above

Harrison Sanborn turns back the clock in Above America, which presents sweeping aerial views of iconic U.S. features. Sanborn remastered footage shot by his father from a helicopter in the 1980s, and even the Twin Towers make a poignant appearance in this cinematic throwback.

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