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The Lure Of This Land

A Story of Expats: why do we leave the places we know and love? What are we looking for? And what do

Overview

Genre
Essay and Foreign Worlds
Synopsis

The Lure of this Land is an exploration of why people leave the places they know and love. Why do they leave their homelands? What are they looking for? What do they find? Filmmaker Alexandra Lexton came to Belize and found these stories: A story of a place, the story of others, and the more personal internal voyage of the foreigner in a foreign land. Among others, we meet people who have left everything to regenerate and rediscover themselves: Zookeeper Sharon Matola who has made the Belize Zoo out of Belize's rescued indigenous and threatened creatures, nature documentary filmmakers Richard and Carol Foster, and eco lodge originators Mick and Lucy Fleming. Behind every door we find another story, another person who had the drive to change their life... and to risk for a time getting lost.

Stage
finished
Running time
67 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Lex Productions
Years of Production
2016
Locations
Belize

Distribution Details

Release year
2019
Festivals
Mill Valley Film Festival

Photos

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