Released in 2010, 180º South is a documentary of sorts that follows adventurer, surfer, climber and dirtbag Jeff Johnson and the surf-famous Malloy Brothers as they make their way to Patagonia, Chile, to retrace the steps of Yvon Chouinard (of Patagonia, the apparel company) and Doug Tompkins (who founded The North Face) and their 1968 journey to Patagonia, the place.
Part travelogue, part environmental awareness documentary but all heart and soul, the film left me considering the world around me and my place in it. It’s that kind of film. I was recently reminded of it when Dan Cederholm tweeted about it. And so, this little entry, where I urge you to watch it. It’s also a great piece of entertainment.
It’s one of the best things committed to film that I’ve seen in the last few years.