Three Miles North of Molkom

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Three Miles North of Molkom
Directed byRobert Cannan
Corinna McFarlane
Produced byRobert Cannan
Corinna McFarlane
CinematographyJoseph Russell
Release date
18 September 2009
Running time
105 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Three Miles North of Molkom is a 2008 documentary film directed by Corinna Villari-McFarlane and Robert Cannan. [1] [2] It was nominated in the Best British Documentary category for the British Independent Film Awards 2008. [3] [4]


It follows seven participants of the 2007 No Mind Festival [5] at Ängsbacka, [6] a course center located in Molkom, Sweden. This yearly New Age event lasts one or two weeks, has a thousand participants, and is claimed to be the largest alternative festival in Northern Europe. [7] [8]

The activities shown in the film include tree hugging (each one choosing his own tree), firewalking, nude swimming, sweat lodge, hugging, Tantric sex, singing, dancing, talks in "sharing circles". There is also an exercise in defending oneself against a physical attack using psychic energy. [9] [10]

The portrayed participants are:


Three Miles North of Molkom is a low-budget film. Permission to film at the festival came only four weeks in advance. The crew consisted of the two directors and two camera men. Use is made of a Fig Rig. While other groups at the festival are formed at random, this group consisted of people willing and accepted to be in the film. Six of the seven participants were selected during the first six hours of the festival. Nick initially did not care whether he was filmed or not, he just wanted to hang out with the crew because to him they were the closest thing to normality around him. Regina Lund, who had announced that she was interested, was accepted after her arrival on the second day. 150 hours of film was shot. There was no time to watch the rushes during the festival.[ original research? ]

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