The Resource Utopia, 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

Utopia, 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

Label
Utopia
Title
Utopia
Statement of responsibility
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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Copyright claimant
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Presenter
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
PBU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editor, Joe Frost ; director of photography, Preston Clothier
Dewey number
305.899/15
Language note
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
LC call number
DU124.S63
LC item number
U86 2013
PerformerNote
Presenter: John Pilger
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pilger, John
  • Lowery, Alan
  • Dartmouth Films (Firm)
  • Special Broadcasting Service (Australia)
  • Bullfrog Films
  • Secret Country Films (Firm)
Runtime
392
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Human rights
  • Poverty
  • Feature films
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Documentary films
Technique
live action
Label
Utopia, 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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Copyright, Secret Country Films
  • Special features include: over four hours of additional interviews; booklet by Anthony Hayward; original theatrical trailer
Carrier category
DVD
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
local
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc one : Main feature (112 min.) -- Disc two : Special features (280 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
2 videodiscs (112, 280 min.)
Isbn
9781941545089
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
194154508427
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)891345912
  • 730830
  • (OCoLC)ocn891345912
  • 730830
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Utopia, 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
Publication
Note
  • Copyright, Secret Country Films
  • Special features include: over four hours of additional interviews; booklet by Anthony Hayward; original theatrical trailer
Carrier category
DVD
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
local
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc one : Main feature (112 min.) -- Disc two : Special features (280 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
2 videodiscs (112, 280 min.)
Isbn
9781941545089
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
194154508427
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)891345912
  • 730830
  • (OCoLC)ocn891345912
  • 730830
Video recording format
DVD

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