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
HOW TO HELP THE ABORIGINAL PEOPLE
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
CANBERRA ACT 2600
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