Uus Maailm

The New World

 
Jaan Tootsens Dokumentarfilm gewährt Einblicke in die „New World“-Bewegung im Herzen von Estlands Hauptstadt, Tallinn. Eine Gruppe unterschiedlicher junger Leute, voller Ideen und dem Mut zur Veränderung, versucht in ihrer Nachbarschaft eine bessere Welt in die Tat umzusetzen. Von einigen als Störenfriede abgestempelt, von anderen als Hippies abgetan und von Gleichgesinnten als Helden angesehen, versuchen sie ihre guten Absichten, die gemeinsamen Ziele und auftretenden Schwierigkeiten unter einen Hut zu bekommen.

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
Estland 2011
color
88 Minuten
OmeU
Drehbuch Jaan Tootsen/Jaak Kilmi
Kamera Mihkel Soe/Jaan Tootsen/Jaak Kilmi
Schnitt Marta Pulk/Jaan Tootsen
Ton/Sounddesign Horret Kuus
Produktion
Kuukulgur Film Niine 11 10414 Tallinn Estonia T +372 60 09 237 F +372 60 09 238 info@kuukulgur.ee www.kuukulgur.ee