In the deep jungle of Indonesia Audun Amundsen meets shaman Aman Paksa and embark on a 15-year journey.

Audun Amundsen – a Norwegian documentary filmmaker, producer and director. In the deep jungle of Indonesia he meets shaman Aman Paksa and embark on a 15-year journey. In a story filled with humor and brutal honesty, Newtopia disrupts the films we’re used to seeing from indigenous communities. As the years pass by, the romantic harmony starts to crumble. Audun is in despair, witnessing the slow and calm way life is interrupted by rapid modernisation, or rather, by the trash of the modern world. Ancient techniques and natural materials are swapped with plastic and cheap power tools, barter is replaced with capitalism, paddling oars with motors and muddy paths with highways.

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Audun Amundsen is a Norwegian documentary filmmaker, producer and director.

In the deep jungle of Indonesia he meets shaman Aman Paksa and embark on a 15-year journey. In a story filled with humor and brutal honesty, Newtopia disrupts the films we’re used to seeing from indigenous communities.

As the years pass by, the romantic harmony starts to crumble. Audun is in despair, witnessing the slow and calm way life is interrupted by rapid modernisation, or rather, by the trash of the modern world. Ancient techniques and natural materials are swapped with plastic and cheap power tools, barter is replaced with capitalism, paddling oars with motors and muddy paths with highways.

Amundsen will tell us about the crazy background story of how Newtopia started. Unseen footage will be revealed as well as exclusive scenes from the coming film.

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