Place - a case study
I have heard about this documentary, it sounds so fascinating and look forward to watching it. I love what you say about place writing as a way of understanding how we/others live in a place rather than passing through it and after evaluating it, it is about bringing a new personal perspective.
I watched this in one go last week, when I was poorly in bed. It was wonderful and so many interesting insights that came out of it.
Thanks for the recommendation, Yasmin. I will take a look at this on Netflix. I am a student training to be a psychotherapist/counsellor but the more I learn about mental health and the problems that people are suffering the more I look further out beyond the individual. Places, circumstances, environment, nutrition. It's complex but I hope to learn some lessons from the blue zones. Thanks for sharing.
I love this definition of "place writing" and guess I find myself in good company here. Changing the way I think about the place where my great-grandparents homesteaded through the eyes of the great-grandchildren whose Ojibway relatives lived there on Lake of the Woods on the US-Canada border. The Northwest Angle is the "place" I'm writing about.