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1st May, ACMI CINEMAS, 5:00 pm.

A portrait of life on a group of islands off the Caribbean coast.


WINNER: Best Documentary (Nuestra América), Mexico International Documentary Film Festival 2015

WINNER: Best Caribbean Documentary, Festival Internacional de Cine de Barranquilla   2015

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Warsaw Intl Film Festival 2015



This debut feature length documentary from Colombian filmmaker Marcela Lizcano will look spectacular on the big screen. An exquisite portrait of life on a group of minute artificial islands off the Caribbean coast near Cartagena: a community of 800 people – descended from slaves and inhabiting the islands for around 200 years – eke out their existence crammed into just 1200 square metres of space. The film raises issues around sustainable fishing and marine conservation; community activism and self-determination for marginalised groups; and how this island culture serves as a metaphor for our whole planet.

DIRECTOR: Marcela Lizcano
Duration: 73 mins
Country: Colombia
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Date: 2015
Format: DCP, Colour
Source: Viceversa Cine
Rating: Unclassified (all ages)