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VICE travelled to Cisco in Utah to meet its sole resident in this incredible documentary.

Eileen Muza stumbled upon the town around three years ago on a trip. She decided to do an artist residency here, as she knew she could truly focus on her work without anything to distract her. But since then, it’s become about much more than that for her. She had only planned to spend a small amount of time there, but she’s still living there now and she’s not really sure when, or if, she wants to leave.

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The town was abandoned in the 1990s and sits in the middle of a harsh desert. Temperatures get close to 40 degrees in the Summer and well below freezing in the Winter. Eileen rebuilt the town herself, creating a house to live in and even a new sewage system. She tells us about the freedom living on your own gives you, but also tells us about the risks. Living so far from anything means that there’s no police and no one to help her if something goes wrong. It’s an amazing look into a totally unique place.

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