Have you ever ventured into the unknown? Taken a leap, not knowing whether you were going to fall or fly? Gone on a journey, in which the location and purpose were kept a secret?
Leaving their normal lives behind, Marc from Spain, a Danish boy, Anders and an Austrian girl, Bianca, participate in a potentially life changing adventure without knowing exactly what they were getting themselves into.
This group was selected because they no longer seem to fit into society and the traditional school system – they have somehow lost their way. The next 14 days are a chance to find it again. But it wont be easy.
Accompanied by 21 others from 6 countries they find themselves whisked away to Anholt. A remote island in the Kattegat Sea, once a forest island but now a desert, 6km across with only 160 inhabitants.
The group discover, that quite uniquely, this project comes with no rules, no programme, no leaders and no following orders.
They are given complete autonomy. They have to create their own society; cook their own food, build their own accommodation, clean up after each other, and motivate themselves.
The emotional highs, lows, learning processes and interactions are documented by 2 universities to better understand the impact of non-formal education on youngsters with the ambition to impact educational policy around the European Union.
However to Marc, Anders and Bianca this is a journey inwards, to take control of ones-self, take risks, expand horizons, love, lose and perhaps realise that their past need not determine what they can do next in the future.