Rika djur (engl. rich animals) is a dramatized compilation of video recordings made between 2002 and 2005 by Sara Sjölin, her close friend and accomplice My Lundahl, and Sara’s father. It uses this rough biographical material to examine communication across generations, technologies and species. The manipulation of the original recordings is minimal and lies mainly with the editing process.
One might label the film a bio-com, edited with a humorous, tender gaze at these recordings and hence the desire to document and glorify everyday situations and moments. The film is a playful portrait of this desire and a testament to how the camera nourished and magnified the theatrical aspects of a tightly-knit community in a small Swedish town.