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Geographies of Solitude Film wins Best Canadian Experimental Documentary!
The Telefilm supported experimental documentary film is directed by Jacquelyn Mills includes a cash prize of $10,000, sponsored by Telefilm and Sundance Films Canada the Documentary Organization of Canada.
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Hot Docs Winner "The Earl A. Glick Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Award"
Geographies of Solitude is a film about an environmentalist (Zoe Lucas) living on Nova Scotia's Sable Island has won top Canadian honours at this year's Hot Docs Film Festival 2022.
The trailer for "Geographies of Solitude " by Jacquelyn Mills, starring Zoe Lucas.
About the film: For decades, Zoe Lucas has catalogued the flora and fauna on Sable Island, a thin strip of land off the Canadian coast. Jacquelyn Mills is the Canadian Experimental Filmmaker for Geographies of Solitude.
Sable Island Film
Sable Island, which is about 300 kilometres off Nova Scotia's coastline, is an ecological marvel. As seen in the film, it's a land of rare beauty and mystery, marked by rolling hills, sand dunes and verdant plant life.
It's long and thin, more of a sandbar than an island, only 2km wide at its largest over a 40km length. Set in the North Atlantic Ocean, a tough spot to inhabit, it has an extremely variable climate, which shifts from frigid to sweltering over a twelve-month period, with its best days being in July and August.
Mixing vivid 16mm footage with hand-processed abstractions, Jacquelyn Mills's film, a multiple prizewinner at the recent Berlinale, is a portrait of conservationist Zoe Lucas, one of the lone inhabitants of Sable Island, a 26-mile sandbar off the coast of Nova Scotia.
Experimental Documentary Film
This Sundance Canada film (https://www.gosfilm.com) is directed by Jacquelyn Mills and produced by Mills and Rosalie Chicoine Perreault. The award includes a cash prize of $10,000, sponsored by Telefilm and the Documentary Organization of Canada.
The jury praised this experimental documentary film Geographies of Solitude for "its deft ability to reveal the complex intersections between the natural world and humanity's excesses on a singular isolated island through strongly crafted and arresting visual and aural storytelling."
Her Sable Island film (https://www.gosfilm.com)
Mills also won the Earl A. Glick Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Award, which honours an artist presenting their first or second feature at the festival. The award carries a cash prize of $3,000, sponsored by the Glick family.
Geographies of Solitude Trailer.
An account of Lucas's remarkable study of the island's biodiversity, its fabled herds of wild horses, and the many ecological threats it faces, Geographies of Solitude is also a sensuous collaboration between filmmaker, subject, and the sparse, windswept terrain.
Watch the Geographies of Solitude trailer on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/
Jacquelyn Mills Filmmaker
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