The Australian Dream (2019)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 45m
“All anyone ever wants is to be respected for who they are”

From shy country kid to two-time Brownlow medallist and Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes is an inspiration to many. After thriving on the footy field for decades, Goodes’ world fell apart when he became the target of racial abuse during a game, which quickly spiralled into a whirlwind of public backlash. Speaking out about racism when Australia was not ready to hear the ugly truth, he would go on to quietly retire from AFL. Using the stunning athleticism of Goodes at the peak of his powers as well as the game itself as its backdrop, The Australian Dream prompts questions about Australia’s relationship with racism and its ability to confront its own past.

“Emotive, inspiring… Driven by a clear desire for justice and equality.” — The Guardian


Daniel Gordon