The Resource Utopia : an epic story of struggle and resistance, a film by John Pilger, (videorecording DVD)

Utopia : an epic story of struggle and resistance, a film by John Pilger, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Utopia : an epic story of struggle and resistance
Title
Utopia
Title remainder
an epic story of struggle and resistance
Statement of responsibility
a film by John Pilger
Contributor
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
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 postcard image is that of the 'lucky country'; and indeed few societies are as wealthy, if you leave out the original inhabitants. 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
NNCU:A
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Written and produced by John Pilger ; directed by John Pilger and Alan Lowery
Dewey number
305.89915
Intended audience
M: Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. NOTE: Offensive language
Language note
In English, no subtitles
PerformerNote
Presenter : John Pilger
Runtime
110
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Utopia : an epic story of struggle and resistance, a film by John Pilger, (videorecording DVD)
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Utopia : an epic story of struggle and resistance, a film by John Pilger, (videorecording DVD)
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Accompanying material
1 booklet.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc one : Main feature -- Disc two : Special features
Control code
15393501
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Dimensions
12 cm. +
Dimensions
other
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Extent
2 videodiscs (110 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
799471111499
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
AF1499
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2359643
  • (OCoLC)880767088
  • (AuCNLKIN)000052902436
System details
DVD, PAL, Region 4, Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD

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