Geographies of Solitude: A Case Study in surrender as process
Jacquelyn Mills offers an immersion into the rich ecosystem of Sable Island and the resulting film.
Jacquelyn Mills offers an immersion into the rich ecosystem of Sable Island, guided by naturalist and environmentalist Zoe Lucas, who has lived on the island for over 40 years. Shot on 16mm film 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 film tracks its protagonist’s labour to collect, clean, and document marine litter that persistently washes up on the island shores. Mills will discuss the particular parameters of filming on Sable Island, her use of the physical environs in the film itself, and the practice of observing an ecosystem without intruding upon it.
Presenter: Jacquelyn Mills
Host: Dawn George