The Moon and the Sledgehammer

Philip Trevelyan

IndieLisboa 2020 •

United Kingdom, Documentary, 1971, 65′

When Philip Travelyan met the Page family, living in the woods in a Sussex rural area, he was fascinated. The father, a septuagenarian, lived with his own four grown up children, in a world apart, without water or electricity. It was 1969, but the family lived like it was the end of the nineteenth century. Filmed in super 16mm, in a realistic, observational style, this is still today a cult documentary on technology development and alternative ways of life.