In nature everything is in balance. In the circle of life, which never ends, everyone has their task – plants and mushrooms, insects and animals… Tis diverse orchestra always finds its rhythm and tone. Recognizing the distinctiveness of being human, this film looks at what are our possibilities to peacefully co-exist within that co-creation of nature. For nearly seven years of exploring the periphery countryside of Estonia, this oneiric journey filmed on 16mm brings to the
foreground the daily rhythms of ordinary people and animals in different ages and phases of their lives. It composes an analogue gospel of a microcosm, which has consciously or unconsciously rejected the central, arrogant doctrine of human exceptionality.
Liis Nimik (1979) is a documentary filmmaker, fiction editor and lecturer. She has edited 4 feature films and worked
together with the renowned director Veiko Õunpuu on two features – “Free Range” (2013) and “Roukli” (2015). She has also edited the widely distributed festival hit “In the Crosswind” (2014), being also one of the authors of the original idea. The recent documentary films she produced – “Lembri Uudu”(2017), “Te Weight of All the Beauty” (2019) and “A Loss of Something Ever Felt” (2020) have all been international festival successes, having being premiered, shown and
awarded in festivals like DocLeipzig, Sarajevo, HotDocs, Melbourne IFF, Jihlava, Bogota, Habana and Black Nights. “The Weight of all the Beauty” participated in the Academy Award competition for short docs in 2021.