Pete questioned the sanity of his “successful” city life. Lily Rose was searching for something deeper in life. They met. They married. In a home on wheels, they went looking for home. Pregnancy happened. It suited their seeking, but now raising a child would shape their context.
As long as they were out seeking, Lily Rose and Pete decided to make a film. With no film experience, they did quite well presenting their exploration of back-to-basics around Britain, including a wealth of expression from guru types and other philosophically-minded folks. Brace yourself. Lots of people seem to be, you know, hippies. Worse, they seem to be activists.
The documentary “wetheuncivilised” spends most of its time on the “deep caring” of a necessarily cooperative lifestyle – interconnected with nature. It spends the right amount of time slapping around “civilized” notions such as human beings compelled to work for people who wield too much ownership. It puts in perspective what it costs to have more stuff, and what it saves to embrace grief.
Besides showing people growing their own food and using human-scale technology, people come together for fun and sharing and learning. Kids play with dew drops on a leaf. A guy walks in the woods, notices leaves plugging up a little stream. He frees up the flow, then frees up other flows. There’s lots to do in life, maybe more so when you’re closer to it. Lily Rose and Pete have a baby.
You’ll like the exploration that “wetheuncivilised” shares.