InScience Film Festival

Advice for your eyes: Geographies of Solitude

Last year, the film Geographies of Solitude was crowned the best science film of InScience 2023 by both the InScience Jury and the Student Jury. This enchanting documentary can be seen in Dutch cinemas from today.

For decades, Zoe Lucas, a naturalist and environmentalist, has been cataloging the flora and fauna of Sable Island – a small island close to Canada with only 34 square kilometers of surface area. Geographies of Solitude is a beautiful portrait of both Zoe and the island, full of impressive images of a dream landscape with dunes populated by wild horses, but also by more and more plastic washed up from all over the world.

The InScience Student Jury praised the film with these words: “Seaweed has become an aesthetic medium of creating images never seen before. The senses are tickled. One truly becomes part of this island. You can almost smell the flowers in between the grasses.”

Watch director Jacquelyn Mills’ acceptance speech and the film’s trailer below.

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