180º South: Conquerors of the Useless

USA, 2010, 85 mins.
Directed by Chris Malloy

Chris Malloy’s film strikes deeply into the heart of Patagonia’s wilderness. Jeff Johnson retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. Jeff eventually meets up in a rainy hut with the two icons who, once driven purely by a love of climbing and surfing, now value above all the experience of raw nature — and have come to Patagonia to spend their fortunes to protect it.