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The ideal society is not on television

Last Year In Utopia
A televised reality show aims to create the ideal society, but instead becomes a dystopian experience for the participants.

Fifteen people left their daily lives to begin anew, by creating a home and cultivating a garden together, and forming a new community deep in a forest, far from civilization. Or, this was the goal, when they applied to participate in a so-called media experiment that required participants to do what is mentioned above within a year. Tatiana, Hans, Auri and L. are four of the fifteen selected among 9000 applicants. But what was to be an adventurous year of founding an idyllic society soon turned into a nightmare.

Experiment. The very idea of ​​an idyllic society awakens associations to a peaceful and empathetic community, based on understanding and care – the opposite of what a reality show is most often. It is not made clear at the beginning of the movie, but the so-called media experiment was set to take place in front of millions of TV viewers over the course of a year, but was taken off screen earlier when participants realized they were experimental rabbits
- not founders. . .

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Bianca-Olivia Nita
Nita is a freelance journalist and critic for Ny Tid.

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