The Nova Scotia Association of Architects presents the film
Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island
by Marcia Connelly & Katherine Knight
54 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2014
Open to the public, entry by Freewill Offering.
As Fogo Island struggles to sustain its unique way of life in the face of a collapse of its fishing industry, architect Todd Saunders and social entrepreneur Zita Cobb’s vision results in the building of strikingly original architecture that will become a catalyst for social change.
“Examines how the architecture acknowledges the cultural traditions which inspire it, while maintaining a captivating sense of the unfamiliar.” – Architecture Daily
“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
Winner – Atlantic Film Festival
Winner – International Festival of Films on Art