Strange & Familiar

Strange & Familiar

Architecture on Fogo Island

Streaming Video - 2016
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What does the future hold for traditional rural societies in a rapidly changing world? On Fogo Island, a small speck in the Atlantic off the coast of Newfoundland, sustaining a unique way of life in the face of a collapsing fishing industry is no small challenge. But when local entrepreneur Zita Cobb teams up with renowned architect Todd Saunders to build a one-of-a-kind hotel on a rugged, windswept coastline, they end up creating a strikingly original work of design that will become a catalyst for social and economic change. Experience this staggeringly beautiful place and how the community and local artisans, together with Saunders and Cobb, come together in this creative process during a time of optimism and uncertain hope.
Audience: NRA
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2016.
[United States] : First Run Features, 2016.
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 54 min.)) : sound, color


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TVFAN May 18, 2016

An interesting documentary about a Canadian island and its embrace of architecture and tourism to survive. Great scenery.

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