Utopia (2013)




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Utopia is John Pilger's new feature documentary. The Bafta and Emmy winning film-maker and journalist draws on his long association with the first people of his homeland, Australia. Utopia is both an epic portrayal of the oldest continuous human culture and an investigation into a suppressed colonial past and rapacious present. One of the world's best kept secrets is revealed against a background of the greatest boom in mineral wealth. Has the 'lucky country' inherited South African apartheid? Utopia is both a personal journey and a universal story of power and resistance in the media age driven by old imperatives and presented as liberalism.
Documentary , Horror , Special Interest
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[W]hile much of Utopia won't be shocking to the extreme left-leaning audience it appears tailor-made for, if the abuse Pilger has documented here makes just one unsuspecting viewer look at race relations a little differently then it's worked.

May 20, 2014

Despite its flaws in conception and coverage, this is an angry and sorrowful film about an important subject and it's typical of Pilger.

Full Review… | February 21, 2014

A bleak but powerful film, Pilger reminds us that resolving the issues of Indigenous people is far from over.

Full Review… | February 7, 2014
FILMINK (Australia)

Pilger's powerful film has the unmistakable ring of truth.

Full Review… | November 17, 2013
Observer (UK)

If you want to see corruption in the raw, track down Utopia.

Full Review… | November 15, 2013
London Evening Standard

Veteran investigator John Pilger has an extraordinary story to tell about white Australia and its deeply dysfunctional relationship with the Indigenous Australian community.

Full Review… | November 14, 2013

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