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Real Utopias: Paths Through Utopias (2011)

Real Utopias: Paths Through Utopias (2011)

A CITY OF THE PEOPLE: Film Screening

Paths Through Utopias (2011), 112 minutes, Directed by Isabelle Fremeaux, John Jordan, and Kypros Kyprianou

Blurring the fluid boundaries between present and future, documentary and fiction, Paths Through Utopias is a feature-length utopian road movie exploring a post-capitalist Europe. Shot during a seven-month journey in 2008, visiting ten utopian experiments—from the direct-action Climate Camp set up illegally beside Heathrow airport to a hamlet squatted by French art punks, from occupied self-managed Serbian factories to a free-love commune in an ex Stasi base—this magic-realist travelogue transports us to a parallel universe where money is worthless and private property has been abolished.