A Day in the Life of a Lighthouse Keeper

On Cabo Polonio, a remote cape located on the eastern coast of Uruguay, a lighthouse has been guiding ships since 1881. In They Are The Last, film production company Kauri Multimedia captures the daily routines of Leonardo da Costa, Cabo Polonio's lighthouse keeper. As more lighthouses become automated, da Costa is one of the few watchmen who remain.

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