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Uncivilized (2019)

Logline

Disenchanted by the modern world, filmmaker Michael Lees heads into the forest of Dominica with some basic survival gear, religious texts and a camera.

Synopsis

Disenchanted by the modern world, filmmaker Michael Lees heads into the forest of Dominica with some basic survival gear, religious texts, and a camera. “Why did man ever leave the forest? And what makes for a good life?” Just as he starts to acclimatize to his new life, the catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane Maria (one of the top ten strongest Atlantic hurricanes in history) makes a direct landfall on Dominica. Michael is caught out in the open in a palm leaf and bamboo hut. With the nation in ruins, the forest destroyed, and essential services knocked out islandwide, the entire country must now return to a past way of life if they hope to survive.

Details

PG | Feature (71mins) Documentary | England, Dominica

Language: English

Production

Directors: Michael Lees

Festival Screenings

trinidad + tobago film festival, 2019