Utopia review

John Pilger uncovers some of Australia's history

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Taking its title from Australia’s poorest region, home to its first people, this powerful documentary from John Pilger and Alan Lowery highlights the plight of indigenous Aussies.

There’s ample evidence of injustice with scandals ranging from the stolen children of the early 20th Century to the 2007 Northern Territory Intervention which branded swathes of Aboriginal men paedophiles.

What Utopia lacks in finesse it more than makes up for in passion.

Meanwhile, Pilger is a reliably commanding presence, taking to task some high-profile interviewees.

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