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)

DOCUSPACE ONLINE CINEMA
19 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
25 – 
March
3
April 2022
Children
DOCU/WORLD
Children
Year
2020
Country
Israel
Director
Ada Ushpiz
Duration
110’
DOCU/WORLD
Love & Stuff
DOCU/WORLD
Love & Stuff
Year
2020
Country
USA
Director
Judith Helfand
Duration
79’
DOCU/WORLD
Petit Samedi
DOCU/WORLD
Petit Samedi
Year
2020
Country
Belgium
Director
Paloma Sermon-Daï
Duration
75’
DOCU/WORLD
Once Upon a Time in Venezuela
DOCU/WORLD
Once Upon a Time in Venezuela
Year
2020
Country
Venezuela, UK, Brazil, Austria
Director
Anabel Rodríguez Ríos
Duration
99’
DOCU/WORLD
Solitaire Dance
DOCU/WORLD
Solitaire Dance
Year
2021
Country
Finland
Director
Antti Lempiäinen
Duration
58’
DOCU/WORLD
A Colombian Family
DOCU/WORLD
A Colombian Family
Year
2020
Country
Denmark
Director
Tanja Wol Sørensen
Duration
80’
DOCU/WORLD
Petit Tom
DOCU/WORLD
Petit Tom
Year
2020
Country
Canada
Director
André-Line Beauparlant
Duration
100’
DOCU/WORLD
Taming the Garden
DOCU/WORLD
Taming the Garden
Year
2021
Country
Switzerland, Germany, Georgia
Director
Salomé Jashi
Duration
90’
DOCU/WORLD
There Will Be No More Night
DOCU/WORLD
There Will Be No More Night
Year
2020
Country
France
Director
Éléonore Weber
Duration
76’
DOCU/WORLD
This Rain Will Never Stop
DOCU/WORLD
This Rain Will Never Stop
Year
2020
Country
Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, Qatar
Director
Alina Gorlova
Duration
103’
DOCU/WORLD