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The Australian Dream

When the truth of history is told, we can all walk together. This is the remarkable story of AFL legend Adam Goodes.

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Impact areas

HEALTH & WELLBEING

HUMAN RIGHTS & SOCIAL JUSTICE

INDIGENOUS

YOUTH & EDUCATION

Crew

  • DIRECTOR Daniel Gordon

  • PRODUCER Sarah Thomson, Nick Batzias, Virginia Whitwell, John Battsek

Synopsis

DURATION: 106 MINUTES

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 deeper and more powerful story about race, identity and belonging. The film will unpick the events of the 2013-15 AFL seasons and ask 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 and celebrated players in AFL history. A man who remains a cultural hero; the very epitome of resilience and survival, who continues to fight for equality and reconciliation.

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  • February 2020

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Issue Summary

A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing

In Australia today, the first people of this land are the most impoverished. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have the worst outcomes in health, housing, education and employment. Aboriginal kids under the age of 15 are ten times more likely to take their own lives than other Australian children. 'The Australian Dream' explores race, identity and belonging through the lens of what occurred on and off the football field between 2013 and 2015 involving Adam Goodes. It looks at the wider context of Australia and its history since European settlement to try and understand how these things could have happened in 2015. Revealed is an underbelly of racism casting its shadow over sections of Australian society. By looking at the truth of our history and shining a light on the many brave and inspirational people who have stood up to racism, the question is explored around how we can own a past so that we can collectively move forward and walk together.

Impact

What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?

Our Australian Dream is an Australia that is founded on a deep sense of identity, connection and belonging that allows all Australians to thrive. Where the truth of history is told, we can all walk together.

Outcomes

What outcomes does the project hope to achieve from making this documentary?

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Stakeholders

How will partnerships with this project help inform the project development?

We are in the process of building strong relationships with various impact and education partners. We are working in collaboration with Culture is Life to develop a screening guide, a comprehensive education curriculum, and to deliver cultural safety training programs to educators.

Audience Engagement and Social Impact

What actions does this project hope for its viewers after seeing this film?

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Measurement and Evaluation

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