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The Power of the Documentary


Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 02 December 2018
Category Cinema Screening

Includes a special introduction from John Pilger

Utopia is an epic production by the Emmy and Bafta winning film-maker and journalist John Pilger.

Drawing on his long association with the first people of Australia, his homeland, 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 tells a universal story of power and resistance in the media age driven by old imperatives and presented as liberalism.

This session will be Introduced by John Pilger

Date & Time: Sunday 2 December at 4:30pm
Classification: M – Mature themes and coarse language
Year: 2013

Single Sessions
Riverside Members and 30 Club Free
Single Tickets Adults $15 Concession $12

Festival Four Pack $45 choose any four films from the festival excluding opening and closing events
Festival Pass $99 see as many films as you can (minimum five) during the festival excluding opening and closing events

Presented in partnership with

Writer/Producer/Presenter: John Pilger
Directors: John Pilger, Alan Lowery
Production Company: Dartmouth Films
Executive Producer: Christopher Hird
Co-Executive Producer: Tim Beddows
Line Producer: Sandra Leeming
Associate Producers: Paddy Gibson, Chris Graham
Archive Producer: Alec Morgan
Director of Photography: Preston Clothier
Sound: Robert Pover, Tim Parrats, James Nowiczewski
Film Editor: Joe Frost

Download the film notes for Utopia

Utopia Film Notes

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Ticket Prices

Riverside Members $Free
30 Club $Free
Adults $15
Concession $12
Festival Four Pack $45
Festival Pass $99

Transaction fees apply

Screen $1.65