Iceland – They cherish desolation, even seek solitude or never leave the quiet bay where they were once born. It is not that they do not like people, it’s just that they prosper in tranquility and silence. Nevertheless life can be harsh when shops, schools and fish factories are closing down.
Iceland – The raven skims past the young arctic fox who is chewing on a piece of grass. Out of the corner of his eye, he keeps a close watch on the large bird. Suddenly he leaps up and like a young dog heads the raven, who playfully flutters in front of him.
Scotland – As we travel the Scottish Highlands we are surprised to see small houses now and again. Set against the granite background. Who are these people living in seclusion, we wonder? Where do they shop or go out?
Ireland – The ideal community? Would a 108 people scattered over wooden houses on a rock be just right or would it frighten you? With a narrow funnel first covered in tires to prevent the ferry from being damaged and giving you the impression you are entering a mysterious country?
Faroe Islands – A beautiful archipelago of 18 islands. With great waterfalls and inner lakes. A large population of sheep and birds outnumber the inhabitants. But don’t be mistaken: this is also Scandinavia. Homes full of design, wonderful music and ecological food.
Poland – A unique country with a turbulent history. A country that dilated and shrank depending on the vagaries of history. With a population that appeared or disappeared according to the same whims. We met Polish, Ukrainians, Jews and Roma. Each with their own story.
USA – Cowboys, their faces furrowed as the man in the Marlboro advertising. With their horses they drive the cattle together on the endless plains. But the world is changing. Fortunately we found a few cowboys left in Montana. Cowboys new style: the wrangler.