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The New World (2011)

Original title: Uus maailm

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Documentary Duration 88:00

Anatomy of a revolution: this is the story about people, relationships and a big change. The New World is a district in Tallinn where there is a group of young active people - some consider them noisy roisterers, some think that they are some gang of hippies, and some take them as heroes. The members of the New World Society started as an anarchistic group of urban guerrillas whose mission was to fight for healthier and more car-free environment, causing issues of public order. However, at some point their efforts were crowned with appreciation, attention and financial support. What will ...

Director: Jaan Tootsen

Keywords: slum atmosphere | historical buildings | collecting donations | opening ceremonies | enthusiasm | enterprising people | hooliganism | riding a bicycle | bicyclists | real estate loans | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Kuukulgur Film
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 88:00


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Producer Jaak Kilmi
Director Jaan Tootsen
Screenwriter Jaan Tootsen | Jaak Kilmi
Cinematographer Mihkel Soe | Jaan Tootsen | Jaak Kilmi | Erik Norkroos | Kullar Viimne
Composer Sander Saarmets
Sound Designer Horret Kuus
Editor Marta Pulk | Jaan Tootsen

First releases

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  • in cinema: 6.10.2011, Cinema Coca-Cola Plaza, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 26.09.2012, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2011, Documentary of the Year - to Jaan Tootsen, Jaak Kilmi
  • Award, Virgin Maali - Estonian Association of Film Journalists' Annual Award (Estonia), 2011
  • Award, Vilnius Documentary Film Festival (Lithuania), 2012, Second Prize

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm