A movie about Norwegian Audun Amundsen who first spent a month with the Mentawai tribe in Pedang, West Sumatra, Indonesia in 2004 before returning in 2009 for a three year stay.
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.
You can read a good article by Sadie Whitelocks (@isleofsadie) in the Mail Online about the movie Newtopia below: