An exposé of the Australian government’s failure to invest in Aboriginal communities and the ongoing mistreatment of Indigenous Australians. Remember, these are one of the few remaining peoples worldwide who refuse to adapt to so-called “civilization.” With an average life expectancy of 45 years in squalid living conditions, Pilger explores the experiences of Indigenous Australians in what he calls “the denigrating of their humanity."
John Pilger's epic portrayal of Earth's oldest continuous human culture, Aboriginal Australians, and his investigation into Australia's suppressed colonial past and rapacious present.
John Pilger's documentary is a rare and powerful insight into a secret Australia and breaks what amounts to a national silence about the indigenous first people, the oldest, most enduring presence on Earth.
An epic documentary 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.
Thomas D. Hall, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Anthropology, DePauw University: "Anyone interested in Indigenous peoples, or Australia, or human rights, or ethnic relations needs to see Utopia."