The Australian Dream is a theatrical feature documentary that uses the remarkable and inspirational story of AFL legend Adam Goodes as the prism through which to tell a deeper and more powerful story about race, identity and belonging.

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Daniel Gordon

Writer:

Stan Grant
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Adam Goodes Adam Goodes ... Self
Stan Grant Stan Grant ... Self
Nova Peris Nova Peris ... Self
Gilbert McAdam Gilbert McAdam ... Self
Tracey Holmes Tracey Holmes ... Self
Linda Burney Linda Burney ... Self
Nicky Winmar Nicky Winmar ... Self
Nathan Buckley Nathan Buckley ... Self
Natalie Goodes Natalie Goodes ... Self
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Adam Goodes became an inspiring figure in Australian Rules football. Raised by his single Aboriginal mother, he found a sense of belonging and connection in sport. In 2013, at the top of his game, he was the center of a huge racist row when a 13-year-old girl called him an 'ape' in the middle of a game and he had her ejected from the stadium. What ensued was a shocking backlash of vilification and blunt racism against the football star. Drawing upon Adam Goodes's personal story, Australia's dark colonial past and its treatment of the Aboriginal population, director Daniel Gordon has crafted a powerful and timely examination of race, identity and belonging that resonates far beyond the football pitch. Written by London Film Festival

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'When you learn the history of this country, it's shocking'...
12 June 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

... replace 'this country' with almost any country of your choosing and, if they had an indigenous population, they were probably treated in a similarly brutal way and probably still are.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2019 (Australia) See more »

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Australian Dream See more »

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$699,338
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