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Australian Dream (2019)

The Australian Dream (original title)
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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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Cast overview:
Adam Goodes Adam Goodes ... Himself
Stan Grant Stan Grant ... Himself
Nova Peris Nova Peris ... Herself
Gilbert McAdam Gilbert McAdam ... Himself
Tracey Holmes Tracey Holmes ... Herself
Linda Burney Linda Burney ... Herself
Nicky Winmar Nicky Winmar ... Himself
Nathan Buckley Nathan Buckley ... Himself
Natalie Goodes Natalie Goodes ... Herself
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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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Australia

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English

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22 August 2019 (Australia) See more »

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$691,525
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A good movie worthwhile seeing - 7/10
23 August 2019 | by -628See all my reviews

The Australian Dream is a good movie worthwhile seeing - 7/10. The segments of the movie relating the Adam Goodes story were excellent and gave both sides of a divisive issue. I felt that too much time was devoted to the diatribes of Andrew Bolt and the preachings of Stan Grant. The latter was inevitable given that Stan Grant wrote it and was determined to have his say. In fact, he said a whole lot too much in the final 10 minutes as the movie began to focus more on Stan Grant's beliefs than on the Adam Goodes issues. The TV special shown in Australia, The Final Quarter, covered pretty much all of the Adam Goodes story with pretty much the same footage without having to listen as much to Andrew Bolt and Stan Grant, whose rantings detracted from the impact of The Australian Dream. As I said, it's a good movie worthwhile seeing - but not unmissable.


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