Santa Cruz del Islote
Fifty miles off the coast of Cartagena, Colombia, is a three-acre plot of land. Although small, Santa Cruz del Islote is one of the most densely populated islands in the world. While neighbors there embrace their need to coexist, ways of life are changing. Fishing doesn’t offer the same return it used to—the supply has been oversourced by boats with bigger motors—and children study without a clear understanding of where their education will lead. Beautifully photographed, director Luke Lorentzen’s film submerges us in the tides of this rare place for which the future is uncharted and unclear.
Sadie Tillery, 2014 Festival
Filmmaker Q&A following screening
United States, Colombia