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Utopia

Christopher Hird , Executive Producer; Tim Beddows, Co-Executive Producer
Format
Video; DVD
Published
[Oley, Pa.] Bullfrog Films, [2014]
Language
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
ISBN
1941545084, 9781941545089
Contents
Utopia is an epic production by the Emmy and Bafta winning film-maker and journalist John Pilger. Utopia is a vast region in northern Australia and home to the oldest human presence on earth. 'This film is a journey into that secret country,' says John Pilger in Utopia. 'It will describe not only the uniqueness of the first Australians, but their trail of tears and betrayal and resistance - from one utopia to another'.
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    a| Utopia / c| Dartmouth Films presents ; a film by John Pilger ; produced in association with SBS-TV Australia ; written and produced by John Pilger ; directed by John Pilger and Alan Lowery.
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    a| 2 videodiscs (112, 280 min.) : b| sound, color with black and white sequences ; c| 4 3/4 in. + e| 1 booklet (8 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.).
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    a| In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
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    a| Presenter: John Pilger.
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    a| Editor, Joe Frost ; director of photography, Preston Clothier.
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    p| Originally produced as a motion picture in c| 2013.
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    a| DVD; Dolby Digital, stereo.
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    a| Utopia is an epic production by the Emmy and Bafta winning film-maker and journalist John Pilger. Utopia is a vast region in northern Australia and home to the oldest human presence on earth. 'This film is a journey into that secret country,' says John Pilger in Utopia. 'It will describe not only the uniqueness of the first Australians, but their trail of tears and betrayal and resistance - from one utopia to another'. Pilger begins his journey in Sydney, where he grew up, and in Canberra, the nation's capital, where the national parliament rises in an affluent suburb called Barton, recently awarded the title of Australia's most advantaged community. Barton is named after Edmund Barton, the first prime minister of Australia, who in 1901 introduced the White Australia Policy. 'The doctrine of the equality of man,' said Barton, 'was never intended to apply to those who weren't British and white-skinned.' He made no mention of the original inhabitants who were deemed barely human, unworthy of recognition in the first suburban utopia. A global campaign illuminated apartheid in South Africa. No such opprobrium has been directed at Australia, where black Australians are imprisoned at up to eight times the rate of blacks in apartheid South Africa. Instead, Australia's post card image is that of the 'lucky country'; and indeed few societies are as wealthy, if you leave out the original inhabitants is that of a third world country. In the town of Wilcannia, New South Wales, the average life expectancy of men is 37. This is the secret of apartheid Australia. Utopia is both a personal journey and universal story of power and resistance and how modern societies can be divided between those who conform and a dystopian world of those who do not. Utopia draws on people and places Pilger filmed 28 years ago during his long association with the indigenous people of his homeland. The evidence he produces is often deeply moving and shocking.
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    a| Special features include: over four hours of additional interviews; booklet by Anthony Hayward; original theatrical trailer.
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