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.

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The brand-new ScienceVille component is the final piece of an evolution of many years within DOCVILLE, linking the general public's interest in science with quality scientific documentaries. As a full-fledged festival-within-a-festival not only documentaries are screened, but there are many surrounding activities: lectures and workshops for the public, children, filmmakers and scientists, live experiments, an exhibition on Artificial Intelligence ánd we present the National Lottery Award for Best Scientific Documentary. DOCVILLE welcomes you to ScienceVille.

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The screening of 28.03 will be followed by an Q&A with prof. Filip Volckaert (Laboratory of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Genomics, KU Leuven)


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2022 104 min.
Subtitles: Dutch



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