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