Douglas Tompkins: Wild Legacy

James Q Martin, Chris Cresci | 2016 | 16 min.

2017 Official Selection

Award Winner: 2017 Honorable Mention

Douglas Tompkins was a world-renowned adventurer, entrepreneur, and conservationist. The founder of The North Face and cofounder of 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. In 1968 Doug embarked on a trip to Chile, driving with friends from California to the tip of Patagonia.  In the early 1990s, Doug sold his part of Esprit and turned his entrepreneurial energies to land and wildlife conservation projects in South America, working alongside his wife, Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, the former CEO of Patagonia, Inc. Over the last 25 years, Tompkins-initiated efforts have helped secure 4.75 million acres in new protected areas in Chile and Argentina including five new national parks. Tragically killed in a kayaking accident on December 8th, 2015,  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.

The work goes on at www.tompkinsconservation.org

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January 13, 2018 Breckenridge CO Riverwalk Center
November 25, 2017 Invermere BC Columbia Valley Centre
November 18, 2017 Grand Junction CO Avalon Theatre
November 17, 2017 Las Vegas NV Clark County Library
November 17, 2017 Easton MD Avalon Theatre
November 16, 2017 Ocean City MD Seacrets Morley Hall
November 16, 2017 Ocean City MD Seacrets
November 10, 2017 Huntsville AL Flying Monkey Arts Center
November 3, 2017 Montgomery AL Goodwyn Hall Room 112
October 28, 2017 Lakeport CA Soper Reese Theater 27
October 22, 2017 Birmingham AL Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Theatre
September 29, 2017 Taos NM Taos Community Auditorium
September 29, 2017 Bend OR Tower Theatre
September 27, 2017 Kansas City Metro KS Glenwood Arts Ranchmart Theatre
September 25, 2017 Kansas City Metro KS Glenwood Arts Ranchmart Theatre
September 23, 2017 Monterey CA Golden State Theatre
September 22, 2017 Reno NV Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater
August 17, 2017 Houston TX Star Cinema Grill Vintage Park
August 13, 2017 Garberville CA Redwood Playhouse
June 22, 2017 San Antonio TX Wilson County Show Barn
June 8, 2017 San Antonio TX Santikos Northwest
May 5, 2017 Lawrence KS Liberty Hall
May 4, 2017 Overland Park KS Cinetopia
April 20, 2017 Suffern NY Suffern Lafayette Theater
April 6, 2017 Harrisonburg VA Court Square Theater
April 5, 2017 Charlottesville VA Violet Crown
April 1, 2017 San Francisco CA Cowell Theater at Fort Mason
March 25, 2017 Fredericksburg VA University of Mary Washington Auditorium
March 18, 2017 Auburn CA State Theater
March 18, 2017 Culpepper VA Germanna Community College - Daniel Tech Center
March 17, 2017 Buena Vista CO Buena Vista Community Center
March 10, 2017 Louisville KY Gheens Foundation Lodge
March 9, 2017 Aspen CO Wheeler Opera House
March 3, 2017 Ventura CA Poinsettia Pavillion
February 24, 2017 West Chester PA Chester County Historical Society