Is this our last chance? Geographies of Solitude

Salt Beyoğlu, Online

December 9 – December 25, 2022

Geographies Of Solitude 1 <i>Geographies of Solitude</i> [Yalnızlığın Coğrafyaları] (2022) filminden bir kare 
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Still from Geographies of Solitude (2022
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December 9, 19.00, Salt Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema
December 19-25,

Geographies of Solitude (2022)
Director: Jacquelyn Mills
103 minutes
English; Turkish subtitles

For more than forty years, naturalist and environmentalist Zoe Lucas has lived on Sable Island, a small sliver of land off the Nova Scotia coast in the Atlantic Ocean. She lives in complete harmony with the magnificent natural environment that she studies, charts, and maintains—where possible.

Filmmaker Jacquelyn Mills follows Lucas on her daily walks across the island in various weather conditions—all equally cinematic—and captures them on 16mm film. The two women inspire one another with their interest in research and art, and this gives rise to new projects. One involves using natural materials such as horse dung, algae and plants to record and develop film. The results become part of the documentary, accompanied by experimental music “made” by insects. But Lucas’s life on the island is not all idyllic as pollution, especially from plastics, has reached Sable Island. 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.

Following the Walk-in Cinema screening on Thursday, December 8 at 19.00, the film will be streamed online between December 12-18 via

Salt’s Is this our last chance? program is supported by its founder Garanti BBVA, and is open to everyone. The films will be streamed in their original language with Turkish subtitles, and can only be accessed online by audiences in Turkey.

In accordance with Article 7 of Law No. 5224 amended on 18.01.2019, films that have not been assessed and classified by the General Directorate of Cinema, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey, can only be screened under the classification of 18+ at festivals, special screenings or similar culture and arts events.