Utopia (Episode 4): The History of the Future Series
Catalogue Number: AR161E
Producer: Arcadia Entertainment Inc.
Subject: Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Global Studies, History, Religious Studies, Science, Social Sciences, Sociology, World History
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2008
Running Time: 21:37
What is the Future of the Perfect World? Sir Thomas More named it in his book of the same name, but what really is Utopia? In this episode we meet Utopian experts who tell us what Thomas More predicted for his perfect world, and how that can be translated to our future. We travel through time from failed utopian communities, to present day Utopias, both sharing a healthy amount of successes and failures in keeping the Utopian dream alive. But what is the future of Utopia? Is it a deserted beach where the sun always shines? Is it a perfectly organized and secure community? Or will we find Utopia in the Futuristic dream of a self sufficient Hydrogen community in Denmark, aptly named H2PIA? Utopia may be hard to define, but one thing is for sure, we are all dreaming of a perfect world.