HD Seekers Documentary
In April of 2012, three families stepped out of their urban homes, locked their doors, and began a journey that would take them into the remote forests of Northern Wisconsin for an entire year. Here they lived in the most primitive of circumstances — no cars, no electricity, no grocery stores, no television — far away from the comforts and conveniences of their modern lives. Seekers chronicles the yearlong immersion of these three families, as they learn to harvest resources directly from the land and live within a collaborative wilderness community. Each family must learn to find food and water, make their own clothing and tools, and build fire and shelter using only the natural resources at hand. As the ambient noise and distractions of modern culture are stripped away and the families are deprived of basic comforts such as food, warmth, and privacy, each has to work through their own personal struggles in the midst of the larger struggle to complete their journey. Seekers uses their personal experiences to explore larger issues such as the deep sense of longing that many of us have to be part of a supportive community, the desperate need to make space for our children to spend time in nature, and the disconnect between ourselves and the resources that we rely on to survive.