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
95 min / DCP / 16:9 / 5.1
Domestic release 2020
“The Circle” festivals:
Docu Talents from the East 2019, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina