Timo and the last cows of the village
Timo Liimatainen has lived on the farm all his life. He has worked as a farmer for 30 years, it’s half his life. Work is hard and lonely in the really outdated cow shed. Now he is facing a great life change, he has decided to give up the farm and the cows. The number of dairy farms is decreasing fast in Finland. More than 14 000 farms have quit in the beginning of the 21st century. In Central Finland, Vuorilahti village, the last dairy farm was closed in summer 2021. The documentary tells of the last winter and summer of Timo Liimatainen’s farm and Timo himself. Journalist and director: Virpi Kotilainen. Cinematographer, editor, director: Jaana Polamo.