The inhabitants of a small Portuguese isle in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean struggle with the vanishing of the natural source of life.
Life on the island is characterized by a strong dependency on natural elements. A volcano, the heart of the island, shows the islanders over and over again the indomitable power of nature. And yet there are not only the effects of nature that influence people's existence, but also the deeds of humanity itself. Life on and around the island is deceasing and nothing seems to be enough to stop it. What has to happen that this state of destruction changes?
The film tells of the emotion, that is connected to the destruction of nature. Is there still hope? Or are we locked in paralysis?
Nature has always been a place that gave me absolute peace of mind and stillness.
It is such a powerful, strong and resilient place, in which I always found unconditional trust.
But the older I get, the more I feel, that this constancy in my life is no longer there, as it was, when I was a child.
My beloved nature seems to collapse and my inner trust is shattered.
I experience a loss of something that disappears, unstoppable and barely perceptible.
The island of Faial, with its volcanic peaks, its plants and animals and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, has always been a safe haven for me, far away from the rest of the world.
But this pureness begins to vanish.
The animals of the oceans are decreasing and die and with every storm the beaches are again covered in plastic.
What can we do to stop this destruction of our environment? And how can I fight this sense of paralysis inside me?
Country of production: Italy
Shooting Format: HD 1080@25p
Original Master Format: HD 1080@25p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Screening Format: DCP, Apple ProRes or any on request
Audio Format: Stereo (2.0)
Running time: 52”
Subtitles available: German / Italian / English
Director: Julie Hössle
Cinematographer: Andrea Bertoldi
Editor: Claudia Gerstl
Soundrecordist: Matteo Avesani, Lorenzo Misia
Sound Design and Mix: Benedikt Mühle
Music: Julia Rolle