“Sport has a way of really capturing the essence of what’s happening in society,” notes Stan Grant, the writer of this documentary feature that reveals the ugly face of racism prevalent not just in the AFL, but Australian society in general.
The Australian Dream is an unflinching account of the events that drove Adam Goodes – one of footy’s most decorated players – into early retirement. When Goodes singled out a 13-year-old supporter for a racist slur, it created a media circus and national debate that led to incendiary comments on social media and persistent booing from the crowd, ultimately sending him into a self-imposed exile. Featuring interviews with media commentators, fellow Indigenous players and other greats of the game, this is a powerful and sobering wake-up call that every Australian should see.
Release Date: November 20, 2019
Starring: Adam Goodes, Stan Grant, Nicky Winmar
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