Margit Lillak
Margit Lillak
Окончила Эстонскую Художественную Академию (художник-постановщик) и Королевский Холлоуэйский колледж в Англии (сценарист). Сняла несколько короткометражек, получив за одну из них главный приз EstDocs Film Festival (Торонто).
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 eco-community in Estonia. They scrape together their savings and buy an old manor lot with 33 hectares of agricultural land and 3750 square meters of old houses in very bad condition. There are 5 families together – 12 adults and 6 children. Their experiment has been inspired by the growing global movement of eco-villages. They step out of society as we know it, reconstructing the basic pillars of life, starting from the model of the family, to education, relationships and consumption. Their goal is to build non-violent co-operative relations among themselves, harmonious connections, and sustainable lifestyle with a small environmental 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.
The Circle
95 min