Far Away From Far Away is a story that reminds us we all walk with one foot in the past and the other firmly in the future. It is the story of Zita Cobb — the visionary behind the innovative economic, social and artistic transformation of Fogo Island — and her relationship with her father growing up on a remote island at a time of radical transformation in the fishing industry. It is a contemporary interpretation of time and place and paints a powerful picture of life in the 1960s and 70s in many rural communities. It asks us to interact with and imagine the present in a historically personal context. According to Zita: “Healthy communities are not folksy, parochial places; they are the basic building blocks of our human lives and they serve as coherent foundations from which to navigate the broader world.”
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