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Erlend Eirik Mo
Denmark, Norway, Sweden
2020
89
min

Journey to Utopia

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A Danish-Norwegian family gambles everything and decides to join the fight for the climate, but the choice of a new life in a sustainable agricultural collective is not without its challenges.

Erlend Mo, his wife and their three children lead a picture-perfect life on an idyllic farm in Norway. Educated, enlightened and open-minded - they are living out a Scandinavian dream. The only downside is that due to their far-flung location, both parents often commute to work by plane, and their carbon footprint weighs heavily on their conscience. With feelings of climate anxiety growing, they decide to take action to reconcile their lifestyle with their values. To be the change they want to see, the filmmaker and his family take a giant leap of faith and move to 'Permatopia’: a brand new self-sufficient, organic farming cooperative in Denmark. But such drastic change is much easier said than done. Not only is the reality of establishing the sustainable planned community more difficult than anticipated, but leaving their old lives completely behind takes its toll on a family of five headstrong individualists, each with their own very different expectations and dreams. As the challenges and sacrifices required for this new life add up, the Mo family’s unity and idealism will be pushed to the breaking point. Will they be able to pull through all together, and still find hope for a better future? A heartwarming and brutally honest film about one family’s attempt to make a real difference under the shadow of climate change.

Title
Journey to Utopia
Director(s)
Erlend Eirik Mo
Countries
Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Run time, min
89
Premiere status
World Premiere
Producer
Lise Lense-Møller
Year
2020
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