“I want people to think about their existence in terms of the Natural World, because I think that’s the only World that is really important.” Albert Karvonen
This documentary follows Albert Karvonen as he walks the land through the four seasons reflecting on his life, his career as a wildlife filmmaker and his philosophies on the environment. Albert and his wife, Pirkko, retired to their lakeside cottage in the northern boreal forest and everyday he walks the land. He can tell anyone who shares the path with him all about the creatures and plants that inhabit it. As the camera follows him on his daily excursions, he shares his expertise and experience on how nature and his philosophies on life and the environment. This is also a story about aging, preparing for death and the legacy one leaves behind.
This forty-eight minute documentary is a gentle testament to the films, photographs, and philosophies of filmmaker, naturalist, and teacher, Albert Karvonen.