Geographies of Solitude

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This experimental documentary takes an immersive look at the ecosystem of Sable Island, a sliver of land in the Northwest Atlantic off the coast of Canada. Its only inhabitant, naturalist and environmentalist Zoe Lucas, has spent over 40 years living on the island documenting the wild horses, seals, and bugs, as well as the plastics and litter that has persistently washed on the island’s shores year after year.

Shot on 16mm film, director Jacquelyn Mills examines Sable and Zoe’s worlds at a slow and contemplative pace, using innovative and eco-friendly filmmaking techniques to see them in new and different lights. From this one small island, it offers an eye opening depiction of the amount of excessive waste polluting our world.

There will be a short recorded intro before the main feature.

“It turns an ecology lesson, and an account of a noble, steadfast, single-minded pursuit, into art.” New York Times

“The visual storytelling and soundscape of Jacquelyn Mills’ documentary are as fascinating as her protagonist” Midnight East

“A visually and sonically arresting work of art” The Gate

8+: This film is not rated by the BBFC, but we recommend it is appropriate for all those aged 8 and above as it contains depictions of animal and insect remains, and animal birth (including brief depiction of blood). Contains discussions of animal death.

Access Notes: Mainly bright images with some flickering shots from experimentally processed analogue film; mix of explanatory dialogue (in English) and visual storytelling.

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