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The deterioration of a small community in Fogo Island, offshore of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, is forcing its inhabitants to leave and resettle. In spite of a condemned future, there are some residents who decide to remain, holding on to their memories and grieving for the past.

Our take

Mexican director Yulene Olaizola’s remarkable docu-fiction hybrid homes in on a transformed landscape—Canada’s desolate, slowly emptying Fogo island—to explore themes of loneliness, community, and resilience in the face of devastation. A meditative reflection on the push and pull of the wilderness.