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In ‘Wild Life’ Jimmy Chin & Chai Vasarhelyi Tell World’s Most Romantic Conservation Saga

Kristine and Douglas Tompkins left behind highly successful outdoor industry businesses to help save the planet. This is their story.

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What happens when the guy who founded The North Face falls in love with the woman who helped Yvon Chouinard turn a piton business into Patanogia, Inc.?

You get two of the most successful conservationists who’ve ever lived.

Wild Life — the upcoming film from documentary power couple Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin — tells the story of Douglas and Kris Tompkins, the dirtbags-turned-outdoor-industry-phenoms-turned-conservationists who reshaped the public lands of South America.

If the trailer is any indication, this one is going to hit you right in the feels: a love story, a conservation story, a blueprint for saving the planet set against some of the world’s most jaw-dropping scenery.

Check out the trailer (above) and be on the lookout for the film in theaters nationwide this April.

Runtime: 3 minutes

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