They Are The Last (2013) – Lighthouse Watchman Documentary
Leonardo Da Costa is a lighthouse keeper stationed in Cabo Polonio, a remote cape in a stretch of Uruguayan coastline rich in shipwrecks and sunken treasures. Cabo Polonio’s light has been guiding ships since 1881, and Da Costa is the latest in a long line of watchmen who have operated the tower with care and attention. He leads an unassuming life, the tranquility of the almost intact landscape keeping him company. Serenity and silence merge with the daily tasks and chores he carries out. Da Costa represents a rare profession that still survives in a few countries. Take some time to appreciate a gentle and enlightening way of life, for once it is gone, it will be missed.
There is no music and no narration. Just the sounds of the daily routine of one of the last lighthouse keepers in the world!
WINNER SPECIAL JURY AWARD, DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL 2014.
Made by the Spanish production team Kauri Multimedia