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Pilger's polemic fails Australia and Aborigines

John Pilger's recently-released film Utopia cannot rightly be called 'documentary' or 'journalism' if those words are still to have any standards attached to them. It does not ask questions, other than ones Pilger thinks he knows the answers to and to which he can lead his interviewee. It does not seek out or fairly treat a single dissenting point of view. It does not recognise complexity. It has all the irksome smugness – and the sing-song voice to boot – of a man in a pulpit who is quite sure of being right, writes KIERAN FINNANE.

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