Directed by Katarzyna Trzaska, documentary, 78 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Katarzyna Trzaska
What happens when, instead of the “East” moving to the “West”, a small group of neo-hippies from Berlin decide to live in the Polish countryside, away from the hustle & bustle of the city and in harmony with nature?
Ellen, Mario and Jon, 30-year-old members of a spiritual commune, head east for their holidays on a local farm. They make a longer stay in a small Polish village close to the Belarussian border where they rent an old wooden cottage from a local farmer, Stanislav. They meditate, practise acro-yoga, wash naked at the well, go dumpsterdiving - so there is less food waste on our planet, and also they are vegetarians. For local villagers, they are more exotic than any people they have ever seen, even on TV.
One-of-a-kind documentary comedy exposing our contemporary ways of living and if/how ‘going back to nature’ could be the solution. Is the new healthy lifestyle only a passing fashion of rich city dwellers [unaware of harsh rural life] or can it really change the world? And what should a ‘green future’ and reducing our footprint on the planet actually look like?