Carless Islands in the 21st Century?

Yes – it’s true, there are carless islands that exist today.

Philanthropist and documentary producer Melissa Sage Fadim, along with writer and director Terry Hesser, recently finished their fifth documentary The Incomparable Croatia in the series Islands Lost in Time highlighting Dubrovnik, Croatia, scheduled to air on WTTW11 on Friday, September 6 at 7:30PM.

The 30-minute documentaries highlight remote islands that forbid motorized vehicles of any kind. Ms. Fadim discusses how she became inspired to produce: “After spending many summers on Mackinac Island in Michigan and seeing the main focus of the island being primarily animal driven and carless, I decided to pair up with three-time Emmy award winning filmmaker Terry Hesser.” These two talented ladies recently finished filming their sixth documentary in the series on the island of Porquerolles, France.



About Cindy Burns

Currently writing for TCW's 'Woman About Town' column, Cindy Burns covers Chicago's social scene, events, fashion, and interviews women and men who are making a difference in the world. With an M.A. in American History from DePaul University, Ms. Burns is an author, freelance writer, avid reader and researcher. Ms. Burns has spent over 20 years serving on charitable boards and organizations, and currently serves as a member of the Women's Board of the Joffrey Ballet and the Women's Auxiliary Board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago. She is also an Honorary Member of the Children's Service Board of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. When Ms. Burns isn't running around Chicago covering current events, you can find her biking, on the tennis courts, or hiking in a mountainous region of her choice.