Tuesday, March 15, 2011

180 Degrees South

We were lucky enough a few years ago to spend a month in Patagonia.  Words can't describe the beauty and isolation that we experienced.  There are very few places on left earth that you can get yourself so far away from civilization, and only hear and see what nature intended.  It was because of that journey that we have a special place in our heart for this movie.  All you need to do is watch the trailer (follow the jump) and you can see why.  Put together by professional surfer and film maker Chris Malloy, 180 Degrees South follows Jeff Johnson duplicating the adventure that Yves Chouinard and Doug Tompkins took in 1968, before they founded Patagonia and the North Face, respectively.  Leave behind obligations, responsibilities and deadlines of the daily grind and pick up the mast on a sailing trip to Easter Island, paddle out amongst the waves and harness up your climbing gear in Chile as the film helps discover our true place in this world and journeys toward the inner meaning of life.  Of note, both Chouinard and Tompkins are now dedicating their time and vast fortunes to protecting that last great wilderness in the world.  Film out now on DVD, Blu-ray and iTunes.

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