Moving Milk & Timber
Estonia, 2023 / 27min
This documentary film looks at the logistics environment of milk and timber production in Estonia by following the path of the most profitable products of each natural resource: fresh milk and prefabricated wooden houses. The film introduces the spaces in which these two products are extracted, processed, stored, distributed, and sold, as well as the means of transportation used in their supply chain while traversing across Estonian territory. By looking at the logistics involved in these products, the film reflects on current production and consumption tendencies, the implications of industrial and economic growth in the country, and the changing relationship between humans and the land.
This film is part of a course led by Juan Benavides, Sanne van den Breemer, Salomon Frausto, and Benjamin Groothuijse, the work investigates production and distribution landscapes in the North Sea–Baltic Corridor through the lens of the region’s key natural resources of milk and timber.
Directors: Thomas Gkikas, Ana Nuño de Buen, Yuhe Tan
Writers: Thomas Gkikas, Ujal Gorchu, Ana Nuño de Buen
Cinematographer: Juan Benavides
Editors: Juan Benavides, Yuhe Tan
Narrator: Felix Verheyden
Fieldwork Researchers: Chaomin Chen, Kelly Olinger, Nien-Heng Yang