Life and Death of a Farmer
A farmer who is ahead of his time. An environmental prophet who practices what he preaches: environmentally sound, sustainable before it became a buzzword. The film is both a natural portrayal as it is is a subtle and far-sighted man's spiritual legacy to future generations.
The film is an astonishing nature documentary with an important message about preserving both our cultural and natural heritage for coming generations.
Styrbjörn Ejneby and his wife Solveig struggle for preserving the old landscape with all its traditions and invaluable natural resources. Sentenced to death by his cancer, Styrbjörn Ejneby leaves no one untouched by his wisdom and his straight forward approach in the camera when he continues his own mission into the bitter end.
The result can be viewed in this film, the book The Farmers Book and the photo exhibition Life and Death of a Farmer.
Director: Peter Gerdehag
Screenplay: Tell Aulin
Dir. of Photography: Peter Gerdehag
Editor: Tell Aulin
Composer of original soundtrack: Anders Barrén
Producer: Johan Miderberg
Production: Collaborative production between Gerdehag Photography AB and Tellemontage AB
Length: 58 min
Swedish premiere: March 2004
European Premiere: Pärnu Film Festival, Estonia 2005
Swedish Distributor for dvd: Folkets bio
Original film copies on: Digital Betacam/DVCAM/DVD - All available with English subtitles.