Kiruna - A Brand New World

  • Czech Republic
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Located way above the polar circle, the Swedish mining town Kiruna was built on a great iron ore deposit, and created a significant income for the Swedish government. However, due to the mining the city has started to collapse and in order to save the industry, the city council together with the mining company LKAB have decided to move the town and its citizens 3 kilometers to the east. In this way, the town has turned a potential disaster into a great opportunity. The new Kiruna will be an even more progressive, even better society for the future. But is it even possible to plan an ideal world?

On the backdrop of a moving city, the citizens of the New Kiruna are fighting their own battles. We follow the teacher Timo, a local activist against the moving, the teenage Sami girl Maja who is discovering her family roots and cultural heritage as well as Abdalrahman, a teenage boy from Yemen, who came to the town as a refugee and slowly realizes that it takes more than just a paper to become a Swede.

The seemingly very different characters are facing the same questions as the city is looking for its place. They are starting their personal search for identity, values and a greater future. The film “Kiruna - a brand new world” is a portrait of a utopian and dystopian town as well as a hard-hitting reflection of today’s society.


  • Original Title
    Kiruna - překrásný nový svět / international version
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Greta Stocklassa
  • Cinematography
    Stanislav Adam
  • Editing
    Hana Dvořáčková
  • Music
    Pavel Jan
  • Sound
    Pavel Jan
  • Runtime
    87 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Jihlava IDFF 2019
    • One World Prague
    • Zlín FF 2020
    • Visions du Reél 2019
    • Arctic Open IFF 2019
    • Krakow Film Festival 2020
    • Seoul Ecology IFF 2020
    • European Film Festival Palić 2020, Serbia
    • Life After Oil 2020, Italy
  • Awards
    • Best Documentary Script - Arctic Open IFF 2019
    • Best Feature Documentary - Life After Oil 2020, Italy
    • Discovery Award 2020, Diorama IFF is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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