Earthdream > documentary by Matt Bonner

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Europe 1988: Mutoid Waste founder Robin Mutoid conceives a journey across the Australian desert, which would fuse a 'madder than Max' blend of theater, protest, radical lifestyle and performance. Twelve years later Robin heads to Port Augusta in Australia's far south to see who will join the vision. Those who come are a mixture of activists, musicians, travellers and artists willing to take part in the 20,000km journey and experiment with 'lateral human governance'. Along the way the spontaneous community of creative nomads hold parties and free festivals, perform music workshops for kids in the outback and also experience violence at the hands of the South Australian Police Force during a protest for indigenous rights at the Beverly Uranium Mine.

This 90 minute documentary by one of the participants, filmmaker Matt Bonner, is presented in three parts here, capturing this unique chapter in Australian countercultural history. Earthdream is an ongoing mission from 2000-2012.

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Earthdream > part 1

Earthdream > part 2

Earthdream > part 3