Through a common interest in the environment and creative storytelling, the Concordia Ethnography Lab has partnered with McGill’s Critical Media Club to host Jacquelyn Mills who will present her stunningly beautiful film Geographies of Solitude, part nature film, part biographical portrait. The screening will be followed by a master class on the making of the film. The event is open to all!
When? December 4, 2023, 6-9pm
Where? McGill’s Peterson Hall, Room 108
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. 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. Jacquelyn Mills is a filmmaker based in Montreal. Her works are immersive and sensorial, often exploring an intimate and healing connection to the natural world. The screening will be followed by a Master class with Jacquelyn Mills.