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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.

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John Pilger

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

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wake-up call
3 June 2014 | by sazooH850See all my reviews

This is the first review I have ever written. Like with a lot of movies that move me, I go back to IMDb after its over, and think of writing a review. And then I think pff it's late, it'll take too long. I'm tired. etc.

but when i fell upon a couple negative reviews after watching this film, thought i'd try and set the record straight.

This is a very good documentary. not because of how it's filmed, or edited or whatever, it's simply about the subject. It's deep. It's moving. And once it's over, it sticks with you for a while. You know that effect, like your left in some aftermath of a shocking event.

The negative reviews say its one-sided. A lot of documentary's are biased anyway, when you think about it, just trying their best to get their point across. And if this one is, it doesn't matter 'cos we clearly don't hear enough about the sufferings and struggles of the aboriginal community, and you can't deny them. Maybe the Australian "white man" was demonised, maybe things were slightly inflated to fit the purpose. Don't care. You need to hear this stuff. Everyone needs to hear this stuff. Take it with a pinch of salt if you want, but watch it.

ps just read Jesse Boland's review (above). way better than mines and on point.


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