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How to Start Your Own Country

How to Start Your Own Country (2010)

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While you may have been taught in geography class that Australia is the only country that covers an entire continent, Leonard G. Casley would take exception to that -- in 1970, Casley founded the Hutt River Principality, a sovereign nation located on the continent to the north of Perth. The Principality is located on Casley's 75 kilometer wheat farm, and just because no other nation on Earth recognizes it and the population consists only of his family, that doesn't make it any less real to the

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Documentary, Special Interest

Jody Shapiro, Denis Seguin

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In posing the question, what is a country, the documentary also poses related questions. What does it mean to belong or to believe? And how might anyone imagine another way to do either?

December 7, 2011 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

Shapiro's touch is light, but he raises interesting questions about what it means to belong to a country, and whether or not that is something the United Nations, with all their "rules", could ever really define.

June 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Quickflix
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