documentary film // Jeff Johnson Stars in 180° South

Conquerors of the Useless.


180° South

The acclaimed documentary follows Jeff 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 turns 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.

Following its launch, Jeff and Patagonia teamed up to published a box edition of 180 Degrees South: Conquerors of the Useless: an in-depth look at the motivations and sensibilities of the people on both sides of the camera of the 180 South film.

Project Overview:

Project: 180° South: Conquerors of the Useless
Project Type: Documentary Film
RXR Photographer/ Talent: Jeff Johnson
Scope: Documentary Film, Book

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