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Newtopia

Year
2019
Country
Norway
Duration
88’
Director
Audun Amundsen

Newtopia is an immense, soul-wrecking, humorous and sobering tale from a disappearing world that brings us to a place in time which will never be documented again.


The shaman Aman Paksa finds himself in a situation of continuous escalation towards modernity. For 15 years the director Audun Amundsen has followed Aman Paksa deep in the jungle of Indonesia and become a part of the clan, while documenting crucial key moments of a staggering cultural paradigm shift.


Newtopia tells a story about everyone's future, and past, and at the same time we witness the forming of an unlikely life long friendship.

CREW
Director: Audun Amundsen
Producer: Christian Falch, Torstein Parelius, Audun Amundsen
Cinematographer: Audun Amundsen
Editor: Anders Teigen
Sound : Vemund Støren Aschjem, Geir Døhlie Gjerdsjø, Jørgen Meyer, Sander Stedenfeldt Olsen, Audun Røstad
Production
UpNorth Film
Sales
Raina Film Festival Distribution
Director
Audun Amundsen

Audun Amundsen (b. 1980) is a Norwegian filmmaker and videographer. He is an international member of the Explorers Club and an avid explorer of remote human societies and social issues. His formal education was in renewable energy engineering.

 

Since 2015, he has moved full-time into the field of documentary filmmaking after the foundation of his production company GonzoDocs AS. Newtopia is Amundsen’s directorial debut, which has been 15 years in the making.

Selected Filmography

Newtopia (2019)

DOCU/SPACE ONLINE PLATFORM
18 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
26–
March
4
April 2021
Don't Worry, The Doors Will Open
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Don't Worry, The Doors Will Open
Year
2019
Country
Canada
Director
Oksana Karpovych
Duration
78’
DOCU/WORLD
A Tunnel
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A Tunnel
Year
2019
Country
Georgia, Germany
Directors
Nino Orjonikidze, Vano Arsenishvili
Duration
92’
DOCU/WORLD
Angels on Diamond Street
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Angels on Diamond Street
Year
2019
Country
Netherlands, Norway
Director
Petr Lom
Duration
88’
DOCU/WORLD
Black Hole
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Black Hole
Year
2019
Country
France
Directors
Emmanuel Grimaud, Arnaud Deshayes
Duration
69’
DOCU/WORLD
Eye to Eye
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Eye to Eye
Year
2020
Country
Finland
Director
John Webster
Duration
73’
DOCU/WORLD
Hope Frozen
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Hope Frozen
Year
2018
Country
Thailand
Director
Pailin Wedel
Duration
75’
DOCU/WORLD
The Cause
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The Cause
Year
2019
Country
Venezuela
Director
Andrés Figueredo
Duration
83’
DOCU/WORLD
Of Animals and Men
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Of Animals and Men
Year
2019
Country
Poland
Director
Łukasz Czajka
Duration
70’
DOCU/WORLD
The Brink
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The Brink
Year
2019
Country
USA
Director
Alison Klayman
Duration
91’
DOCU/WORLD
The Earth Is Blue as an Orange
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The Earth Is Blue as an Orange
Year
2020
Country
Ukraine, Lithuania
Director
Iryna Tsilyk
Duration
74’
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