almost 6 years
A journeyman's perspective of the impacts of over consumption. Well shot and put together
More about environmental awareness/activism than it is about a journey in the outdoors.
over 6 years
Really enjoyed this. Inspiring people, places, nature... and surfing!
almost 7 years
Absolutely wonderful movie. Truly inspiring.
Amazing story, amazing pictures, makes you think about the world. Must watch.
180 Degrees South: Conquerors of the Useless, or simply 180° South, is a 2010 documentary directed by Chris Malloy that covers the journey of Jeff Johnson as he travels from Ventura, California to Patagonia, Chile retracing the 1968 trip that Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins took in their Ford E-Series Econoline Van. After finding footage of the 1968 expedition, Johnson decided to make climbing the Corcovado Volcano in Patagonia as his life goal and, after speaking to Chouinard and Tompkins, planned his own journey.
The subtitle of the film comes from Lionel Terray's mountaineering autobiography, Les Conquérants de l'inutile (1961).
The film emulates the 1968 trip made by Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia, but rather than by land, Jeff Johnson travels by sea from Mexico and south along the west coast of Chile. The film opens with original home movie footage as taken by Chouinard and Tompkins, and then continues with Johnson's own footage, in which he includes surfing,...