It is said that the world has over 100.000 islands.

A day in small Boipeba, Brazil.  Its local fishermen continue to lead a traditional life, going to sea in their small motor boats and canoes, walking around the reefs, beaches and mangroves in search for food.  Land motor vehicles are banned on the island.  There is no electricity outside the four hamlets and little cell phone coverage or internet.  Life still unfolds at a different pace.  But the outside world of the mainland has already set eyes upon this modern epitome of the tropical paradise and change seems unstoppable.  

ilha stays away from the classic narrative of social and environmental cinema and offers instead a subtle, contemplative take on a place, a group of men and a way of life on the verge of change.