From shy country kid to two-time Brownlow medallist and Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes is an inspiration to many. The footy field was where he thrived; the only place where the colour of his skin was irrelevant. Goodes’ world fell apart when he became the target of racial abuse during a game, which spiralled into public backlash against him. He spoke out about racism when Australia was not ready to hear the ugly truth, retiring quietly from AFL heartbroken.
Using the stunning athleticism of Goodes at the peak of his powers as well as the game itself as the film’s backdrop, The Australian Dream prompts questions about Australia’s relationship with racism and its ability to confront its own past. This compelling, provocative and cinematic film uses interviews from both sides of the debate to ask probing and fundamental questions about what it means to be Australian and what it takes for any individual to stand up for what they truly believe in.
Written by award-winning journalist Stan Grant and featuring Goodes and all the key players from his story, The Australian Dream is an emotional, powerful call to arms, questioning what sort of country we want to be. CTC in cinemas August 22
Opening night Melbourne International Film Festival 2019
“This is one of the great untold sporting stories of our times, a film that is more relevant today than probably at any time in the past. This is a film that everyone should see, a film that resonates across nationalities and boundaries, a genuinely emotional story of our times” – Dylan Jones, GQ
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