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Utopia

A film by John Pilger

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UTOPIA is a rare and powerful insight into a secret Australia, and breaks what amounts to a national silence about the indigenous first people, the oldest, most enduring presence on Earth. UTOPIA reveals that apartheid is deep within Australia's past and present and that Aboriginal people are still living in abject poverty and Third World conditions, with a low life expectancy and disproportionately high rate of deaths in police custody. An epic film in its production, scope and revelations, UTOPIA explores Australia's suppressed colonial past and rapacious present.

"A stirring polemic exposing the appalling treatment of Australia's Aboriginal people."The Hollywood Reporter

"A troubling, eye-opening condemnation of Australia's own version of Apartheid… Highly recommended."Video Librarian

"A shocking and important piece of investigative journalism."The Express

"John Pilger offers a bloodboiling assessment of his homeland's relationship with its indigenous people."Time Out

2016 Sheffield Doc/Fest

112 minutes / Color
Release: 2017
Copyright: 2013

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This DVD is sold for private, home use only.

Subject areas:
Anthropology, Australia, Bullfrog Films Collection, Environment, Environmental Justice, Geography, Global Issues, Health, History, Human RIghts, Indigenous Peoples, Mining, Natural Resources, Poverty, Race and Racism, Social Justice, Sociology

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