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No Island Like Home

No Island Like Home

After a devastating volcanic eruption in 1995, Montserrat experienced a mass exodus. But many refused to leave, despite the social and economic destruction the volcano caused. Celeste vividly remembers the eruption. She lost her life’s work: the shop she owned in the island’s capital. Today an ash-coated ghost town lies where her shop once stood. However, much like the regrowth of vegetation across the island, the community has a new-found vitality. Even as the volcano, under observation by scientists, lurks menacingly in the background, Montserratians refuse to let it determine their fate. “No Island Like Home” is a celebration of their resilience, and love for their home.


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No Island Like Home (2019)

Medium Length (45mins) Documentary

Region:

United Kingdom

Rating:

No Rating

Director(s):

Giulio Gobbetti | Jan Stöckel

Showtimes:

Thu 10 Sep 2020, 12.00am, ttff/20 Online—Yellow Bundle

T+T Premiere


About the Director(s):

Giulio Gobbetti

Giulio Gobbetti

Giulio Gobbetti is a producer, director and editor. He has a broad experience in producing and editing commercial projects, which he put at the service of his documentary work. He worked as a cinematographer and editor in several shorts and feature documentaries, including the award-winning Poshida, that premiered at BFI Flare in 2016.

Jan Stöckel

Jan Stöckel is a director and cinematographer. He has a background in visual anthropology and an interest in human stories and how to depict them on screen. He has worked as a cinematographer on various short- and feature documentaries as well as video-ethnographic projects.

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