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Directed by Marcela Lizcano

Colombia, 2016

HOME, 11 April 2017


We are shown an elsewhere that is a little too close to home.

It is a small island off the coast of Columbia, an island that is overpopulated, its streets cramped. Human beings have been very successful here but to the detriment of their quality of life and at the expense of the natural environment. Fish and other sea-life, once so plentiful, have dwindled.

To many, it is clear that habits must change – the old ways are simply not sustainable – but then how will people eke out a livelihood? Most worryingly, at certain points during the year, the tide rises and the streets flood. Not by much, but still… People must change or pay the cost of remaining the same. And if they change, well how much are they in control of their world, really?

Aislados is a fine documentary and it may also be our future.