They Are The Last – a Lookout Series story
34 degrees 24 minutes 19 seconds South,
53 degrees, 46 minutes 40 seconds West.
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.
*Music by Volt Heist
WINNER SPECIAL JURY AWARD
DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL 2014.
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