From the Northern Star (Australia) comes a unique photo gallery of cloistered or reclused nuns, from the Carmelite monastery of Goonellebah. Notes the article:
The Northern Star was recently given access to the hidden world of the Carmelite nuns in Goonellabah.
It has been almost 20 years since the Star visited and it was a rare opportunity to glimpse a life which, for many, is unimaginable.
As seen in the photos the nuns days are filled with tasks, prayer, duties and other items around the monastery.
URL: article: http://www.northernstar.com.au/news/nuns-live-life-solitude/3048471/; photos: http://www.northernstar.com.au/photos/photo-gallery-03-06-2016-1150/41352/#/0
From New Zealand, The Wireless offers a profile of “Pete,” a wanderer settled on the Kaikoura coast for over 30 years. The article is appropriately titled “What It’s Like to Be a Hermit.” Pete speaks frankly about wandering, surviving, growing old, and being alone.
Hermits, a 2015 documentary film directed by Shipig He and Chengyu Zhou, follows author and translator Bill Porter’s three decades’ long journeys in search for modern Chinese hermits in the Zhongnan mountains of China. The film is based loosely on Porter’s classic book Road to Heaven, and includes some hermits who appeared in the film Amongst White Clouds.
Information about the film is scanty (Internet Movie Database IMDb lists the several film festival showings around the world) FilmFreeway includes a 4+ minute trailer and the director’s summary “13 Commandments” for hermits.