film and book reviews

180 degrees south review

180 Degrees South: Documentary Review

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I’ve been a long-time fan of Patagonia, an outdoor clothing and gear brand, for over a decade. Their commitment to the environment and fair labor practices—even when falling short—is extremely commendable in this day and age. So it came as a surprise when I finally watched 180 Degrees South and found…

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Walking the Woods and the Water Review

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Imagine walking on foot from the Netherland’s coast to Istanbul. The route itself—passing mostly through Central Europe and the Balkans—isn’t particularly exotic, unsafe, or prone to extreme weather like other written-about routes of similar distance and scope, yet the ability to pass through a dozen or more countries on foot…

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Living On One Dollar Review

Living on One Dollar Review

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Four friends set out to live in rural Guatemala for two months on $1 a day. If the plot sounds a bit gimmicky or contrived, the end result—a 2013 documentary called Living on One Dollar—is in fact the opposite; an insightful look at the impact of poverty on a micro…

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