In the fall of 1900, five middle-class youngsters bought a hill in the impoverished southern region of Switzerland. They had had enough of the consumer society they grew up in and decided to create a different society. A society based on veganism, feminism, pacifism and free love. A society they called Monte Verità. Contemporary celebrities such as Herman Hesse and Mary Wigman, among others, flocked there and became inspired. Through their eyes we see the similarities between the past, present and what was to revolt against in the early 1900s.