Swiss-born priest Jean-Claude Marclay is responsible for the parish of Vittangi, 1500 members on 6000 square kilometres in the very north of Sweden. The villages of the area are affected by strong emigration, Jean-Claude Marclay travels around to give hope to the people and to tell them stories from the neighbourhood. He holds the community together, a shepherd of God in the best sense of the word. But the priest is also concerned about worldly matters. Lapland is rich in raw materials and of all places the Australian company Talga is planning a graphite mine in his parish, with uncertain effects on the ecological balance.
Work in progress.