Geographies of Solitude
Living in harmony with nature, it is a dream of many, but a reality for Zoe Lucas. She has lived on the nearly uninhabited Canadian island known as Sable Island for 40 years. As naturalist and conservationist, she studies and meticulously maps nature there. She is still touched by the beauty of the deserted island on which wild horses can gallop in complete freedom. Filmmaker Jacquelyn Mills captures life on the island in nostalgic pelicule images, with the sound of local insects as the soundtrack. A melancholy ode to a rare, pristine nature that - even on this beautiful remote thin strip of sand - is beginning to bear traces of human pollution. Geographies of Solitude won awards at the Berlin International Film Festival.