The primeval forest is emerald green, and a river curves inward towards an unspoiled oak. Audun Amundsen was a long-haired backpacking tourist when, for the first time in 2004, he met the indigenous people of the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia and was feathered. He lived in the jungle with them for a whole month.
For fourteen years he has returned to photograph and film, what he thought would remain, authentic life. The visuals are spectacular, at times almost mesmerizing.
The expectation of a paradise free of all modernity captured as a documentary became the story of the opposite: Newtopia. With his close long-standing relationship with the shaman Aman…
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