Geographies of solitude
Jacquelyn Mills • Canada • 2022 • 103 min
An immersion into the rich ecosystem of Sable Island guided by environmentalist Zoe Lucas who has dedicated four decades to cataloguing the island and the ocean's changing ecosystem.
Shot on 16mm and created using a scope of innovative eco-friendly filmmaking techniques, this feature-length experimental documentary is a playful and reverent collaboration with the natural world. Zoe leads us among wild horses, seals and bugs, through peaks, valleys, roots, sands, weathers, seasons and stars. The intangible is evoked with hidden sounds and vanishing light. Much like a field book, the film tracks its protagonist's labor to collect, clean and document marine litter that persistently washes up on the island shores.
Original Title:Geographies of solitude
Director:Jacquelyn Mills