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 gol 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.
Margit Lillak, Mihkel Soe, Paavo Eensalu
Jaak Ollino Jr, Helis Hirve
Domestic release October 2019
“The Circle” festivals:
Docu Talents from the East 2019, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina