Introduction to Fogo Island

Introduction to Fogo Island

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This film introduces the Fogo Island/Newfoundland Project series which is an experiment in how film can be a catalyst for social change by serving as a direct means of communication. It gives some basic facts about Fogo Island, Newfoundland, and explains why it was chosen for the film project.

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Introduction to Fogo Island, Colin Low, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Colin Low
  • producer
    John Kemeny
  • photography
    Robert Humble
  • editing
    Dennis Sawyer


    The last scene, with the family boardng the ferry and leaving for Carmanville, was that a fisherman's family leaving Fogo Island on Saturday, August 3rd, 1968?

    CUFFER, 3 May 2012
  • MudderJuggs

    My Grandmother came from Fogo Island...makes me seem closer to her somehow.

    MudderJuggs, 22 Jun 2010
  • Confessor

    I have a good friend from Fogo. I now understand why he wants never to return.

    Confessor, 29 May 2010

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