After coming together for 2 years in 2014, a group of 12 grownups with their 6 kids elope on an adventure to start the very first conscious eco-community in Estonia.
They scrap together their savings and buy an old manor lot with 33 hectars of agricultural land and 3750 square meters of half-derelict houses.
Their experiment was inspired by the growing movement of global eco-villages. They step out of society as we know it, deconstructing the basic pillars of life, from nuclear family, to education, to relationships and consumption. Their goal is to build non-violent co-operative relations among themselves, harmonious relations, and sustainable life style with a small footprint.
The film follows the dramatic events in the community for 5 years, from their blissful idealistic beginnings in 2014 until their dramatic collapse in 2019.
Name in Original Language: Südamering
Director: Margit Lillak
Cinematography: Margit Lillak, Mihkel Soe, Paavo Eensalu
Editing: Jaak Ollino Jr, Helis Hirve
Audio: Mart Otsa, Harmo Kallaste
Music: Sten Sheripov
Cinema Sõprus: Wednesday 29.01 - 18:30
Cinema Sõprus: Sunday 02.02 - 14:00
Cinema Sõprus · Vana-Posti 8, Estonia