International Feature Dox

Geographies of Solitude

2022 — 103' / Color



Geographies of Solitude is an immersion into the rich ecosystem of Sable Island, guided by naturalist and environmentalist Zoe Lucas who has lived over 40 years on this remote sliver of land in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Shot on 16mm 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 intangible is evoked with hidden sounds and vanishing light. Much like a field book, the film tracks its protagonist's labor to collect, clean and document marine litter that persistently washes up on the island shores.

Director Biography

Jacquelyn Mills is an award-winning filmmaker from Cape Breton Island, based in Montréal. Her works are immersive and sensorial, often exploring an intimate and lyrical connection to the natural world. Her film IN THE WAVES premiered at Visions du Réel and was theatrically released at TIFF’s Cinematheque. It was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the New Hampshire International Film Festival, Best Medium-Length Documentary at RIDM, as well as Best Documentary and Best Edit at Atlantic International Film Festival.

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Jacquelyn Mills


Jacquelyn Mills

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Jacquelyn Mills


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