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The deterioration of a small community in Fogo Island, offshore of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, is forcing its inhabitants to leave and resettle. In spite of a condemned future, there are some residents who decide to remain, holding on to their memories and grieving for the past.

Our take

With male Mexican directors scoring budgets and awards in Hollywood—think of Guillermo del Toro, Cuarón, and Iñárritu—one has to look in the sidelines, of course, to find the talented female filmmakers. Yulene Olaizola has a bright future ahead of her, as this beautiful doc-fiction hybrid proves.