The town of Kiruna, in northern Sweden, is collapsing due to mining activity. This documentary follows its characters as they try to organize their lives while awaiting the move to a new - and improved - version of Kiruna.
AWARDS: Best Documentary Script. Italy Awards/ Best Feature Documentary. Arctic Open IFF/ Italy Discovery Award
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Jihlava IDFF/ One World PragueZlín FF/ Visions du Reél/ Arctic Open IFF/ Krakow Film Festival/ Seoul Ecology IFF/ European Film Festival Palić/ SerbiaLife After Oil
Kiruna - A Brand New World
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.