- Human Interest, Personal Doc, Adventure, and Lifestyle
13, as they explore the world before it's too late. As Eva gradually loses her sight, their journey becomes a poignant race against time. Her dream is to see the wildlife of Africa.
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In December 2017, in the coldest and darkest of winters in Greenland, we the Strandberg Family, discovered that our 7-year-old daughter, Eva, was suddenly blind. Strong medication, luck and good doctors saved her eyesight. She has a rare disease, we were told; but no one can predict the future of her eyesight.
When I found out, I immediately decided that my life would be dedicated to showing Eva and her sister Dana, 10 years old, as much of the world as possible before it is too late. And teach them my trade, the life of an explorer and filmmaker.
I am no ordinary dad. I am older than most of my daughter’s friends’ grandparents. I am 61 years old, and I am taking care of the girls by myself. I have spent the last 37 years traveling the world with a film camera. I have travelled by horse, by bicycle for 7.5 years over 90,000 km, on skis, and by canoe. I have been awarded three medals for bravery. I almost died a year ago in an accident on the Greenland icecap. Even though life has been a roller coaster, I know firsthand that the world is a fantastic place.
So, during 2 summers after returning home, in 2020, we three cycled 3200 km thru Sweden. This past summer of 2022, we cycled 1200 km through Turkey. Next in line is their dream place, Africa. But will we get there before it is too late for Eva’s eyesight?
- in production
- Running time
- 58, 76 or 90 minutes
- Mikael Strandberg ... Director, producer, photographer
- Prod. Co.
- Explorer Mikael Strandberg
- Years of Production
- all over
- Prod. Partners
- oppheim film, kensington film
- Release year
- In edit
- Broadcast (Prod.)
- english, swedish
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