Utopia
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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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[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."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Quickflix
"Pilger's powerful film has the unmistakable ring of truth."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"When the subject and subjects are allowed to speak for themselves - when Pilger doesn't stand and preach - the injustices glow like throbbing wounds."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"Pilger made Utopia to make Australians sit up and listen. It's no-nonsense, provocative, powerful and sickening stuff."
‑ Miles Fielder, The List
"Despite its flaws in conception and coverage, this is an angry and sorrowful film about an important subject and it's typical of Pilger."
‑ Peter Galvin, sbs.com.au
"If you want to see corruption in the raw, track down Utopia."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
"To see this is to engage with arguably the most shocking case of political and social oppression in an affluent country."
‑ Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies
"The filmmaker firebrand is in pungent form as he dismantles the hypocrisy of Australia's treatment of its indigenous peoples."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"A bleak but powerful film, Pilger reminds us that resolving the issues of Indigenous people is far from over."
‑ Eden Caceda, FILMINK (Australia)
"Veteran investigator John Pilger has an extraordinary story to tell about white Australia and its deeply dysfunctional relationship with the Indigenous Australian community."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"John Pilger's compassionate direction and diligent investigations deserve enormous credit as his poignant and detailed documentary exposes the harrowing treatment of Australian's black natives."
‑ Jennifer Tate, ViewLondon
"What Utopia lacks in finesse it more than makes up for in passion."
‑ Emma Simmonds, Total Film
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