Uus Maailm

The New World

A group of young people are active in Tallinn’s New World neighborhood. Some consider them noisy disturbers of the peace; some see them as an irresponsible bunch of hippies, and still others think they are heroes. They started out as anarchist urban guerillas whose mission was to fight for a cleaner and car-free environment by legal and illegal means, thereby creating headaches for the police and the vigilant citizenry. But one day, recognition, attention and funding arrive. THE NEW WORLD is an observational documentary. It follows the main characters and the dynamics of their revolution from the very beginning of it – four years ago. We see euphoria, passion, compromises, frustration, hurt feelings and broken hearts. It is the anatomy of one revolution.

Director's Biography
Jaan Tootsen, born 1975 in Estonia, studied at the Estonian Institute of Humanities and graduated from Tallinn Pedagogical University. He is working as a program editor at Estonian Radio. Tootsen has directed several documentaries and compiled over 100 radio programs. THE NEW WORLD was screened at Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2011 and in the same year won the prize for the best film from the Estonian Association of Film Journalists. // Films: UUS MAAILM (The New World, 2001)
European Panorama Documentary 2012
Jaan Tootsen
Estonia 2011
88 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Jaan Tootsen/Jaak Kilmi
Cinematography Mihkel Soe/Jaan Tootsen/Jaak Kilmi
Editing Marta Pulk/Jaan Tootsen
Sound/Sounddesign Horret Kuus
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