Poland, 78 min., Documentary
What happens when eco-crazy Berliners meet Polish farmers? Is a new healthy lifestyle only a passing fashion of rich city dwellers or can it really change the world? What does it mean today to be close to nature? Ellen, Mario and Jon, members of a spiritual commune – the Spirit Center head East for a holiday and work experience. They make longer stay in a small Polish village close to Belarusian border where they rent an old wooden cottage from the local farmer, Stanislav. They meditate, practice acro-yoga, wash naked at the well, eat vegetables found in rubbish bins to minimise waste. They try to make contact with the locals. For local villagers they are more exotic than anything seen on TV. Despite communication barriers, a culture gap and different life philosophies – is friendship possible?
Director: Katarzyna Trzaska, Producer: Katarzyna Trzaska, Co-producers: Monika Braid, Marta Dużbabel, Marek Żydowicz, Cinematographer: Andrzej Wojciechowski
Production companies: ZYGIZAGA, TVP S.A., Braidmade Films, TUMULT
The film is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute and Cassiopeia Pictures Ltd.