180 South

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"Conquerors of the Useless"
  • PG
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • 7.5  (3,162)

180 South is a documentary adventure film released in 2010 that revolves around Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, and Keith Malloy. The film, directed by Chris Malloy, is a tribute to the past expeditions of two legendary explorers, Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins, who had voyaged to Patagonia together in 1968 in pursuit of adventure, and a better understanding of the natural world. The film follows in their footsteps and tracks the journey of Jeffrey Johnson, a young adventurer and photographer, who decides to embark on an epic sea voyage from California's coast to Patagonia.

The journey begins with Jeffrey Johnson setting sail from his home in Ventura, California, in a 19th-century replica sailboat, with his sights firmly set on the fjords of Patagonia. Along the way, he meets with legendary explorers Yvon Chouinard, founder of outdoor clothing company Patagonia, and Doug Tompkins, founder of The North Face, who share his passion for the environment and the preservation of natural resources. Together, they set out to explore Patagonia's rugged and untouched terrain, climb its daunting mountains, and surf its insane waves.

The film depicts the trio's journey full of twists and turns, sometimes feeling like a thrilling expedition that tests their endurance, ingenuity, and resilience, and sometimes more of a spiritual journey, where they seek to reconnect with nature and the beauty of the world around them. The film captures breathtaking visuals of diverse landscapes, including the Pacific Ocean, the desert of Baja California, and the mountains and glaciers of Patagonia, while also profiling interviews with locals, activists, and experts who further educate the audience on conservation and the importance of protecting nature.

As the film progresses, the trio's journey brings them to a deeper understanding of the environment and its ecosystem and how it is all inter-connected. There is an appreciation for the vast natural beauty that exists on this planet., There is also a deep sense of profound beauty and respect for the local population and their ways of life, which have been long forgotten, even in our modern world. The film highlights the love and gratitude of these people for everything and how they have survived over hundreds of years, living sustainable lives off the land, and the ocean.

The main theme of 180 South seems to be conservation and the importance of maintaining our planet's natural resources. Throughout the journey, Yvon, Doug, Keith, and Jeffrey run into numerous people who are just like them, fighting for the preservation of the environment, and it fuels their passion even more. They also learn about the importance of creating a sustainable world, one that can flourish with abundant natural resources for generations to come.

In conclusion, 180 South is a must-see documentary adventure film, that follows in the footsteps of a couple of legends while also educating its audience on important environmental issues. It is an adventure that takes you through breathtaking visuals, thrilling expeditions, and a deeper understanding of what conservation truly means. The film is emotionally moving, and it is hard not to feel connected to and empathize with the people who are fighting for the preservation of our planet's natural resources. 180 South is a beautiful, thought-provoking, and inspiring documentary, and it is perfect for anyone who cares about the environment or has a love for adventure.

180 South is a 2011 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 25 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.5.

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    1 hr 25 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (3,162)