IsolatedUnclassified (all ages)
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.
“A poetic and observational documentary…The makers of Aislados have come up with a truly excellent film.”
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