‘Brother|Sister’ tells the story of Edvard and Bergit Bjelland who grew up with their parents and siblings on a small farm in a remote part of Norway on the south-west coast. The farmhouse itself dated back to 1800s and is now a listed building. Edvard was the fourth generation of his family to have owned the farm and had kept horses, cows, pigs, hens and over one hundred sheep. When Elin Høyland first met him, his sister Bergit had recently died, most of the livestock had been sold off and the land rented out. Edvard lived alone looking after just a handful of sheep.
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