After 40 years of solitude, a spirited elderly hermit is faced with ill health and a declining memory, and questions whether he can live out his last years in the wilderness he calls home.

Ken Smith has spent the past four decades in the Scottish Highlands, living alone in a log cabin with no electricity or running water. Filming over 10 years, director Lizzie Mackenzie poetically captures Ken's profound, spiritual relationship with the wilderness in this humorous, transcendent and life affirming documentary.

Please note, a shorter version of this film screened on BBC Scotland last December.

Running time: 1h39, including ads and trailers.


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