Drawing on his long association with the first people of his homeland Australia, Utopia is both an epic portrayal of the oldest continuous human culture, and an investigation into a suppressed colonial past and rapacious present.

Utopia was broadcast on SBS in Australia on Saturday 31 May at 8.30pm


4,000 attend Utopia's Australian premiere
A record crowd saw Utopia launch in an unprecedented open-air event in Redfern, the heart of urban Indigenous Sydney, on 17 January

"I cried like I had lost a family member watching this film... a must-see for all Australians"
Adam Goodes, Aboriginal football star and 2014 Australian of the Year


Upcoming screenings

Date Venue
Feb 25 1:00 PM Geelong The Gordon Tafe city campus
Feb 25 6:00 PM Moree, NSW Pius X Aboriginal Corporation Hall
Opening   Feb 27 Adelaide Palace Nova Eastend Buy Tickets
Opening   Feb 27 Brisbane Palace Centro Buy Tickets
Opening   Feb 27 Canberra Palace Electric Buy Tickets
Opening   Feb 27 Newtown, Sydney Dendy Newtown Buy Tickets
Feb 27 6:30 PM Melbourne Maritime Union of Australia Hall Reserve Tickets
Feb 27 7:30 PM Rozelle Rozelle Neighbourhood Centre Reserve Tickets
Feb 28 5:30 PM UNSW, Sydney Clancy Auditorium Reserve Tickets
Feb 28 6:30 PM Langwarrin South, VIC Mornington Peninsula Shire Reserve Tickets
Mar 2 4:30 PM Cairns End Credits Film Club Buy Tickets
Mar 3 6:15 PM Kensington, SA Bethany Conference Centre
Mar 6 7:00 PM Waurn Ponds (VIC) Deakin University
Mar 10 7:30 PM Mona Vale Mona Vale Memorial Hall
Mar 11 4:00 PM Uni of Western Sydney Bankstown campus, UWS
Opening   Mar 13 Perth Luna Leederville Buy Tickets
Mar 13 12:30 PM Newcastle University Wollotuka Institute
Mar 14 6:00 PM Macquarie University Event Cancelled Reserve Tickets
Mar 16 2:00 PM Birkbeck, UK Gordon Square Cinema, University of London Reserve Tickets
Mar 16 5:00 PM Birkbeck, UK Gordon Square Cinema, University of London Reserve Tickets
Mar 17 7:00 PM Parramatta Riverside Theatre Buy Tickets
Mar 18 3:00 PM Kalgoorlie Eastern Goldfields Community Centre
Mar 18 6:30 PM Sydney University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Reserve Tickets
Mar 18 7:30 PM Armidale Progressive Cinema
Opening   Mar 20 Auckland Rialto Newmarket Buy Tickets
Opening   Mar 20 Dunedin Rialto Dunedin Buy Tickets
Mar 20 6:30 PM Melbourne Melbourne University Reserve Tickets
Mar 21 6:30 PM Newcastle Resistance Centre
Mar 21 7:30 PM Murray Bridge Murray Bridge Town Hall
Opening   Mar 22 Mount Victoria, NSW Mount Vic Flicks Buy Tickets
Mar 26 6:30 PM Epping Boronia Grove Reserve Tickets
Mar 26 6:30 PM Hobart University of Tasmania Reserve Tickets
Opening   Mar 27 Byron Bay Pighouse Flicks Buy Tickets
Mar 29 2:00 PM Bowraville Bowraville Theatre
Apr 1 6:15 PM Illawarra premiere The Gala Cinema
Apr 2 6:00 PM Glebe Sappho Books Reserve Tickets
Apr 2 7:30 PM Crawley, WA University of Western Australia
Apr 5 1:30 PM Sydney Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Reserve Tickets
Apr 5 4:00 PM Sydney Resistance Bookshop 22 Mountain Street, Ultimo
Opening   Apr 7 Avoca Beach Avoca Beach Picture Theatre Buy Tickets
Apr 11 7:00 PM Bondi Beach Chapel by the Sea Bondi Reserve Tickets
Apr 12 12:30 PM Katoomba, NSW Blue Mountains Cultural Centre (Theatrette) Reserve Tickets
Apr 12 2:30 PM Sydney Humanist House
Apr 24 7:00 PM Hamilton NSW The Commons Cafe Reserve Tickets
Apr 26 12:00 PM Liverpool Hilda M. Davis Senior Citizens Centre Reserve Tickets
Apr 29 6:00 PM Wollongong University of Wollongong Reserve Tickets
May 4 2:00 PM Newcastle Resistance Centre 472 Hunter St, Newcastle
May 13 6:45 PM Vermont St Timothy's Church
May 14 5:00 PM Carins A21.002, JCU Smithfield Reserve Tickets
May 14 5:00 PM Townsville JCU Education Central building Reserve Tickets
May 17 12:30 PM Upwey Black Box Room, Burrinja Cultural Centre
May 26 6:30 PM La Perouse The Reconciliation Church
May 28 6:45 PM Shepparton Rumbalara Football Netball Club
May 31 1:00 PM Melbourne Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House
May 31 8:30 PM Australia SBS Television Buy Tickets
Jun 1 1:30 PM London King's College Buy Tickets
Jun 2 1:00 PM Swinburne University Lecture Room BA302, Swinburne
Jun 11 6:00 PM University of Southern Queensland USQ Springfield Auditorium Reserve Tickets
Jun 18 6:00 PM Quezon City, Manila Philippines Buy Tickets
Opening   Jun 24 Auckland, New Zealand Waiheke Community Cinema Buy Tickets
Jun 28 1:30 PM Ryde Ryde Library Reserve Tickets
Jul 5 2:00 PM Sydney Opera House Studio Reserve Tickets
Jul 8 7:15 PM Canberra The Food Co-op Reserve Tickets
Jul 24 6:00 PM Adelaide Amnesty International Adelaide Action Centre Reserve Tickets
Aug 5 6:30 PM Emerton, NSW Holy Family Centre Reserve Tickets
Aug 14 5:30 PM Sydney Amnesty International NSW Action Centre Reserve Tickets
Sep 13 6:30 PM Down Under Berlin Film Festival Moviemento Kino Buy Tickets
Oct 17 6:00 PM Dapto Ribbonwood Centre Reserve Tickets
Oct 21 6:30 PM Sydney NSW Parliament House Reserve Tickets
Feb 27 7:00 PM Iserlohn-Letmathe Haus Letmathe Reserve Tickets


The public response to the broadcast of Utopia on the ITV Network has been widespread across the UK. Many people have asked what they can do to support Aboriginal people in their struggle for justice.

I recommend that people write to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, calling on him to start, without delay, negotiations for a fully constituted Treaty between the Commonwealth of Australia and all the First Nations of Australia. This would included long overdue restitution and universal land rights.

The Hon. Tony Abbott, MP
Prime Minister
Parliament House

I suggest you copy your message to the Australian press.

Please consider donating, or supporting the campaign initiatives from
the following organisations:

Grandmothers Against Removals
A growing national network led by Aboriginal grandmothers campaigning
for an end to the forced removal of Aboriginal children

Culture is Life
The rate of youth suicide in Indigenous Australia is now the highest
in the world. Indigenous Elders are calling for support to help them heal their communities.

The Intervention Rollback Action Group
Campaign group in Alice Springs organising public meetings and
protests to end the NT Intervention and win self-determination for
Aboriginal people.

For more information about the films and journalism of John Pilger, visit www.johnpilger.com