180° South: Conquerors of the Useless (2010)
180° South: Conquerors of the Useless (2010) follows Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. Along the way he gets shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life – and prepares himself for a rare ascent of Cerro Corcovado. Jeff’s life takes a turn when he meets up in a rainy hut with Chouinard and Tompkins 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.
Directed by Chris Malloy
Produced by Tim Lynch, Emmett Malloy, Rick Ridgeway
Written by Daniel Moder, Chris Malloy, Rick Ridgeway, Zachary Slobig, Steven Barilotti
Starring Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, Jeff Johnson, Keith Malloy, Makohe, Timmy O’Neill