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In December of 2016, Garrett Martin, a 22-year-old business graduate turned filmmaker, convinced three relative strangers to join him on a four-and-a-half-month trek through Chilean Patagonia.

The idea was to explore an informal new trail system and to create a feature-length documentary that would pay homage to the Greater Patagonian Trail, the surrounding region and its people, and their local environmental movement—and also chronicle the challenges of making a coherent story out these diverse elements.

To complicate matters, Martin and his young crew would be unaided, overloaded, and pitifully underfunded.

And yet, they pulled it off. “Unbounded” had its theatrical and online release last week—almost exactly a year after the crew completed their hike.

The result is an entertaining, narrative-driven film that offers no shortage of Andean eye-candy. But what is perhaps most compelling is the way in which “Unbounded” reveals four very young travelers as they deepen in reaction to an intense immersion into raw wilderness and Patagonian culture.

Read the story at Sierra. 

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