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Utopia (2013)

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Exploring offenses practiced by popular media, big business, police forces and Governments helping the Australian 225 year campaign of genocide continue against Aboriginal Australians.


John Pilger



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Credited cast:
John Pilger ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jon Altman Jon Altman ... Himself - anthropologist & economist, Australian National University (as Prof. Jon Altman)
Pat Anderson Pat Anderson ... Herself - co-author, 'Little Children Are Sacred' report
Mal Brough Mal Brough ... Himself - Minister for Indigenous Affairs 2006-2007
Michael Degnan Michael Degnan ... Doctor
Robert Eggington Robert Eggington ... Himself - Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation
Selina Eggington Selina Eggington ... Herself - Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation
Lorna Fejo Lorna Fejo ... Herself - Stolen Generation survivor
Vince Forrester Vince Forrester ... Himself - Aboriginal elder, Mutitjulu
Gerry Georgatos Gerry Georgatos ... Himself - journalist
Paddy Gibson Paddy Gibson ... Himself - Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, University of Technology Sydney
Tjanara Goreng Goreng Tjanara Goreng Goreng ... Herself - senior official, Dept. Indigenous Affairs, 2005-2008
Chris Graham Chris Graham ... Himself - journalist
Lang Hancock Lang Hancock ... Himself (archive footage)
Olga Havnen Olga Havnen ... Herself - former NT Co-ordinator General, Remote Services


Exploring offenses practiced by popular media, big business, police forces and Governments helping the Australian 225 year campaign of genocide continue against Aboriginal Australians.

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A truthful, hard-hitting look at our past and present!
15 June 2014 | by nashpamelaSee all my reviews

As an Australian, I fully acknowledge and support the content of this hard-to-watch documentary. This is not 'news' to anyone in Australia who watches our shameful history regarding indigenous peoples.

John Pilger is a highly acclaimed award winning Australian journalist who throughout his lifetime has contributed to humanity by calling the truth - http://johnpilger.com/biography.

One reviewer criticizes him for not having lived in Australia for decades. The truth is the truth, no matter where you live in our global village. I would like to correct some content in one of the reviews here, which is otherwise a very thoughtful and intelligent review. 'The first thing shown to you is a 70's era anchorman talking about the plan of sitting ministers to simply round up people for no reason, and move them away, then taint their drinking water to sterilize them in a "Humane" manner'. This man was not an anchorman. At that time, he was by far the richest 'self-made' man in Australia. His name is Lang Hancock, a Western Australian iron-ore mining magnate (1909-1992). His daughter, Gina Reinhart (1954-present), is heir to his fortune and is one of the four richest women in the world. As an Australian I am utterly ashamed and disgusted by Hancock's sickening view and he did not speak back then for all Australians, although many Australians still wish the 'aboriginal problem' would 'just go away'!

Another reviewer suggests that Pilger's report is biased and one-sided. Of course, we do not need to 'fix what is not broken' so Pilger's film explores the underbelly of racism and genocide...... the 'positive' things can readily be found if one cares to look.

Journalists such as Pilger shine the light in the darkest of places across the world - where most don't dare go. He is not frightened by power and people often, if indeed they even bother to access such documentaries, feel very uncomfortable and challenged about their own view of our world. This then, surely, is a vehicle for inspection and change.

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