Kató and Jani use a flashlight in want of lighting, and their TV is plugged into a battery as their farm near Bicere lacks electricity.
Farm in the middle of the woods near Csemő.
Having no electricity and refrigerator, the Péter family cook as much as they eat each day on their farm near Nyársapáti.
Tamara Kiss washes the dishes in her familys farm, which lacks electricity, in Nyársapáti. She couldn’t stand the four walls of her dormitory, where she felt locked away from the nature which surrounds her home, so she moved back home, where she wants to work in agriculture as her parents.
The Sunday mass is received via an indoor antenna through a battery-powered TV in a farm which lacks electricity near Törtel.
With no bathroom to speak of, Sanyi Székely takes a bath each night in a basin. As their farm near Nyársapáti lacks electricity, he does his homework by candlelight.
Sándor Kiss drying the wood reserved for the winter near Nyársapáti.
“Do you know where I will be spending the winter?” Beneath my duvet!” Mrs. Sandor Takacs doesn’t have enough money to buy firewood, he gets a bit of wood from the local government and his neighbors, and heats with that as long as it lasts.
At the end of the 1940s over one million people lived in the rural farmlands of Hungary. During the years of communism, the farms were sucked into the industry and the collective farms, so by the early 1990s, only 200.000 people stayed. Those who remain couldn’t live without their freedom, but they face hardships every day.