THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM
Rating: MA15+ 105’ themes of racism and strong coarse language
Cast: Adam Goodes, Gilbert McAdam, Stan Grant, Nathan Buckley
Director: Daniel Gordon
The Australian Dream is a documentary that uses the remarkable and inspirational story of Indigenous AFL legend Adam Goodes as the prism through which to tell a deep and powerful story about race, identity and belonging.
For the first time Adam reveals his profoundly emotional journey in his own words, and asks fundamental questions about the nature of racism and discrimination in society today. Walkley award-winning writer Stan Grant and BAFTA award-winning director Daniel Gordon join forces to tell this remarkable story of one of the most decorated & celebrated players in AFL history. A man who remains a cultural hero; the very epitome of resilience & survival, who continues to fight for equality and reconciliation.
★★★★★ “There will be no more important film released in this country in 2019 than The Australian Dream” THE HERALD SUN
★★★★★ “Easily 2019’s most essential movie… The Australian Dream is a powerful watch. It is also a challenge; one I hope Australia accepts.” STUDENT EDGE
★★★★1/2 “Watch Adam Goodes doc with an open mind, and feel hope… Excellent” THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD/THE AGE