Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Berlinale 2022 (Forum)

The Ecumenical Jury of the Berlinale 2022 awards the Forum prize to Geographies of Solitude for documenting the work of Zoe Lucas, who commited her life to collecting and archiving Flora and Fauna on Sable Island, a tiny place far off the coast of Nova Scotia. With remarkable filmic means, immerging into the fibre of biological existence, creating images and sound of tremendous beauty, Mills shows nature on this secluded island as a space of great quiet and of the continuous recreation of life. The discovery that Lucas documents the large amounts of plastic waste in the North Atlantic comes as a shock to the filmmaker and the audience, thus also raising awareness for this dramatic ecological problem. (Photo: © Jacquelyn Mills)