Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
A 14-year-old outdoorsman who believes himself called to become a protector of nature, leaves his family home to live in the forest. There, he must not only contend with cleaning up after his fellow humans and caring for animals, but he must also protect himself from those who want to return him to the village. Kim receives his calling via a vision in which a Native American warrior appears to request Kim's help. The warrior also promises him that if he can hit the moon with his bow and arrow, he will be able to talk to the animals. Afterward, Kim moves to the forest and begins his new life. His parents, however, don't understand and only want him home, so they launch a search with the police. He gets into real trouble after he shoots arrows at Germans who have come in search of eggs. Violence ensues when a solitary policeman, armed with a machine gun, launches his own hunt for Kim. Though it does contain brutal scenes, some of which involve animals, this arty drama is aimed at older children. Interestingly, filmmaker Stefan Jarl, best known for his documentaries, utilized untrained wild animals during the filming.
ecology, manhunt, Native-American, police, protection, search, warrior