Movie shows how dramatic new hotel hopes to revitalize devastated fishing community

What can be done to revive traditional rural cultures in an increasingly mechanized age?

On Fogo Island, a Maritime (Canada) community that has been facing devastation since the collapse of cod fishing, native Newfoundlanders architect Todd Saunders and entrepreneur Zita Cobbs have come up with a radical solution.

They’ve constructed a stunning original hotel, which is intended to act as a catalyst for the community.

Lavishly filmed by Marcia Connolly and Katherine Knight, Strange & Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island uses a visual narrative of the construction of an Inn, inviting us to discover the portrait of a small island trying to assert itself by choosing bold contemporary architecture.

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