The Man with a Fork in a World of Soup (in pre-production)
UK/Poland, Documentary, 76 min.
Peter Lloyd does not watch TV or listen to music nor does he use the Internet or the telephone. He doesn't possess any electronic gadgets and he uses a gas cooker to warm up water for washing. He lives in Cardiff/Wales in The United Kingdom, a big city located in one of the most developed countries in the world. He has ‘fallen out of civilisation’ and lives like Robinson Crusoe, alone, leading a primitive existence as if outside of time.
Peter is 42 years old and has suffered from EHS for the past 15 years (Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome) and its symptoms include allergy to electromagnetic fields from electronic devices, telephone lines, and WiFi. When Peter comes near an electromagnetic field he experiences long lasting headaches, fever, stupors and fainting. While the experts argue over the validity of his symptoms, he dreams of a hut in the forest far away from electromagnetic fields, but as his symptoms become more severe he believes that the battle for recognition of his condition is a matter of life and death.
Script Anna Baumgart, Grzegorz Pacek
Director Grzegorz` Pacek
Producer Monika Braid
Cinematographer Bogumil Godfrejow
Braidmade Films, Wytwórnia Filmów, Shoot From the Hip Films
Funding Polish Film Institute, TVP