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.


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 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 17 12:30 PM Upwey Black Box Room, Burrinja Cultural Centre
May 26 6:30 PM La Perouse The Reconciliation Church
Jun 28 1:30 PM Ryde Ryde Library 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.

John Pilger

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