A PLACE GOOD ENOUGH

Emilie Norenberg
2014
16 mins
Far up in the Norwegian mountains lies Skåbu – Northern Europe’s highest lying village, where 600 inhabitants live their everyday lives surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful nature. With only a petrol station and a grocery store in close proximity, what do people do with their time? And why have they chosen to live in a place so remote and isolated from the rest of the civilisation? With short Nordic days and icy temperatures, life is lived thoroughly and properly here; wood chopped for fire, deer hunted for dinner and wool knitted for warmth. Peeking into the lives of the individuals that call these mountains their home, following their adventures into the boreal forests, their communal activities and their isolated everyday lives, this film observes a very different way of life.