Douglas Tompkins: A Wild Legacy

Best Conservation Hero Film

Douglas Tompkins: A Wild Legacy

Best Conservation Hero Film

New York Premiere

Douglas Tompkins was a world-renowned adventurer, entrepreneur, and conservationist. Co-founder of The North Face and Esprit, Doug spent the first half of his life building successful, global brands, while simultaneously adventuring around the world, completing first descents of the world’s toughest rivers.
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In 1968 Doug embarked on a trip to Chile, to the tip of Patagonia – the trip solidified Doug’s place as rock climbing legend. In the early 1990s Doug moved to Chile to do conservation work full time with his wife, Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, the former CEO of Patagonia, Inc. Together, over the last 25 years, Doug and Kris have protected 2.2 million acres, more land than any other individuals.

A Wild Legacy tells the story of Doug’s incredible life, his lasting impact on the wild landscapes of Patagonia, and Kris and the Tompkins Conservation team’s efforts to continue his audacious mission.

Doug was tragically killed in a kayaking accident on Lago General Carrera, north of Patagonia Park, on December 8th, 2015.[/read]

Directors: Q Martin, Chris Cresci

USA, 2016, 16m
Category:

2017 Films