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Geographies of Solitude

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300 kilometres southwest of Halifax lies Sable Island, a crescent moon-shaped sliver of land that seems to have manifested from a fable. Naturalist/researcher Zoe Lucas has called Sable home for four decades, sharing the land with roaming wild horses, fluttering sparrows, and practically imperceptible invertebrates. Joining Lucas for a residency, Jacquelyn Mills, a one-person film team, fully immerses us in the natural wonders of this stunning ecosystem while allowing us to witness an uncommon friendship unfold.

Winner of multiple awards at the Berlinale and Hot Docs, the captivating Geographies of Solitude is one of the year’s most celebrated, accomplished, and innovative documentaries. Utilizing techniques like exposing her 16mm film stock to starlight and hand-processing footage in seaweed, Mills also employs homemade microphones and electrodes to elicit melodies from the island and its animal inhabitants. Sable isn’t so much captured on film as incorporated into the very fabric of this documentary. This is a cinematic experience unlike anything you’ve ever encountered.

Director

Jacquelyn Mills

Credits
Country of Origin

Canada

Year

2022

Language

English

Awards

Best Canadian Documentary, VIFF 2022; Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award, Hot Docs 2022

19+
103 min

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Friday December 16

2:30 pm
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Saturday December 17

8:50 pm
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Sunday December 18

8:30 pm
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Monday December 19

4:30 pm
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Thursday December 22

6:30 pm
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Credits

Executive Producer

Brad Mills

Producer

Rosalie Chicoine Perreault, Jacquelyn Mills

Cinematography

Jacquelyn Mills

Editor

Jacquelyn Mills