Strange & Familiar:
Architecture on Fogo Island

  • Tues Oct 4*
  • Thur Oct 6
    $5.50 all
Strange & Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island
Marcia Connelly & Katherine Knight

Social entrepreneur Zita Cobb is a native of Fogo Island, located off the coast of Newfoundland, and she returned to her childhood home with a vision for how to sustain the island’s unique way of life in the face of the collapse of its fishing industry. In collaboration with architect Todd Saunders, they have built a collection of unique artist studios and a hotel, all attuned the island’s stunning landscape, buildings that have become the catalyst for social change, and the arrival A-list guests, like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well as Gwyneth Paltrow! “Captures a bold architecture project that embraces the excitement of living on the edge, both in relation to nature and to contemporary design. A beautifully shot film that captures the stunning landscape and extraordinary architecture.” (Architecture & Design Film Festival)

*On Tues Oct 4, the film will be preceded by the narrative short Titan (2016, 9 mins), directed by Sorrel Brae and written & produced by Asst Professor Austin Bunn (PMA). Synopsis: Years after an environmental protest in a remote forest, a young woman returns to a centuries-old redwood to face her past, 250 feet in the air.


Ithaca Premiere
DCP color
54 minutes
release year/country
2014 Canada