The film follows a group of adults and their children who in the summer of 2014, decide to leave their customary life arrangement and start the first intentional 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.
Margit Lillak, Mihkel Soe, Paavo Eensalu
Jaak Ollino Jr, Helis Hirve
Eeter Docs (Contact: Karlo Funk, firstname.lastname@example.org)
95 min / DCP / 16:9 / 5.1
Domestic release 2020
“The Circle” festivals:
Docu Talents from the East 2019, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Ji.hlava IDFF 2019, Czech Republic
DocPoint Tallinn 2020, Estonia
DocPoint Helsinki 2020, Finland
One World International Human Rights Documentary FF 2020, Czech Republic
Millennium Documentary Film festival Brussels 2020, Belgium
Millennium Docs Against Gravity documentary Film Festival 2020, Poland