"Dramatic proof that the struggle for liberty is irrepressible."
— Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States
"'Bastards of Utopia' is an inspiring story of militant creativity and invention.
What can you do when the global cycle of struggles is in decline? How can you
confront the fact that strategies of action and models of organization
developed elsewhere just don't work here? Experiment, these activists tell us,
experiment relentlessly until you discover through the brambles a path forward."
— Michael Hardt, author of Empire, Multitude and Commonwealth
"In the midst of the dark times we are now enduring, 'Bastards of Utopia' sheds light on the anti-authoritarian activism that now flourishes in 'post-Communist' Croatia. For those seeking evidence of twenty-first century experiments in both constructive rebellion and 'concrete utopia,' Razsa and Velez's documentary will prove a seminal film."
— Richard Porton, Cineaste Magazine
"'Bastards of Utopia' offers an intimate glimpse into the contradictions faced by committed young people trying to lead principled lives. Anarchism by its very nature has attracted the rebellious, the idealistic, and the passionate, and this documentary masterfully highlights the difficulties in spinning this sort of theory into practice."
— Joel Sucher, director of Anarchism in America
"The film is exceptionally authentic thanks to the willingness of the directors to share the fate of their subjects and because of their commitment to observing this theme over a long time period."
— Liburnia Film Festival Jury
08.05.12 Bastards of Utopia screened at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Maine.
05.12 Bastards of Utopia will screen at the Gottingen Ethnographic Film Festival, Gottingen, Germany.
04.12 Bastards of Utopia screened at the GoEast Film Festival, Wiesbaden, Germany.
05.12 Bastards of Utopia screened at the Gottingen Ethnographic Film Festival, Gottingen, Germany.
03.15.12 Bastards of Utopia screened at the Days of Ethnographic Film, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
03.12.12 Bastards of Utopia screened at the Tartu Festival of Visual Culture, Tartu, Estonia.
12.21.11 Bastards of Utopia screened at Anthology Film Archives, NYC.
12.04.11 Bastards of Utopia screened at the Museum of Ethnography, Stockholm, Sweden.
12.10.11 Bastards of Utopia screened at INTIMALENTE, Italy.
11.16.11 Bastards of Utopia screened at Cambridge University, England.
10.25.11 Bastards of Utopia screened in competition at the Astra Film Festival, Sibiu, Romania.
09.01.11 Bastards of Utopia reviewed in the latest issue of Cineaste Magazine.
04.17.11 Bastards of Utopia screened at Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca, NY.
04.15.11 Bastards of Utopia screened at the Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University.
04.12.11 Bastards of Utopia screened at Mount Holyoke College.
04.10.11 Bastards of Utopia screened at the Harvard Film Archive.
02.19.11 Bastards of Utopia screened at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, Montana.
02.15.11 Bastards of Utopia screened at Syracuse University.
02.14.11 Occupation screened at Alfred State University in Alfred, NY.
02.10.11 Bastards of Utopia screened at the University of Toronto.
02.09.11 Bastards of Utopia screened at The Tavern in Kingston, Ontario. Screening sponsored by the Affinities Journal.
11.20.10 Bastards of Utopia screened at the Society for Visual Anthropology Film, Video, and Multimedia Festival.
10.16.10 Bastards of Utopia screened at UnionDocs.
08.26.10 Bastards of Utopia received honorary jury mention from the Liburnia Film Festival in Croatia and was the runner-up for the Audience Choice award.
07.26.10 Bastards of Utopia screened on the opening day of the Motovun Film Festival.
07.10.10 Bastards of Utopia screened at the Maine International Film Festival alongside the EnMasse Films production Occupation.
05.20.10 Bastards of Utopia is now on Facebook. Check out the Bastards of Utopia page.
03.02.10 Bastards of Utopia had its world premiere at Zagreb Dox. See photos and a video clip from the premiere.
02.19.10 Begun in 2003, Bastards of Utopia is now completed!