California Is a Place: Uppercut

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"I'd say I use the fighting more as a remedy to the cubicle existence. I get most of my serious injuries -- back aches, wrist aches, neck aches, headaches, eye aches -- from sitting at the desk. I'd rather have a better story." 

California Is a Place, a documentary series by Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari, excels at capturing a certain California vibe. From skaters to synchronized swimmers, their subjects all tackle life's challenges with an imaginative twist. In Uppercut, programmers from Silicon Valley's biggest companies, like Apple, Google, and Yahoo, decide to start a "legit" fight club. Canepari talks about the making of the series in an interview with The Atlantic.

Watch more stories from California Is a Place here

For more work by Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari, visit  http://californiaisaplace.com/.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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