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The Australian Dream + Q&A

We will be joined by director Daniel Gordon and Dr Julie Mullaney, academic and curator with expertise in Australian cultural production, for a Q&A following the screening on Tue 31 Mar, 17:50

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Film details

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 centre 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.

Drawing upon Goodes’ 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.