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An amazing new film that was released in cinemas around the country over the weekend has been described by the Herald Sun as a ‘breathtaking insight into the perils of not knowing your place in Victoria’.
Ahead of its North American premiere, The Australian Dream discusses everything that happened to Australian footballer Adam Goodes from the moment he decided to hold a white person accountable for their actions.
When it comes to long-form documentaries that delve into our nation’s deep-seated insecurities surrounding our post-settlement cultural deficit and the subsequent hostility we as a mob show towards high profile blackfellas, Australians are spoilt for choice this August!
Not one, but two documentaries surrounding the embarrassing two years that saw the bogan masses who support the inferior Southern brand of football, boo Sydney Swans superstar Adam Goodes into retirement.
The most recent of the two, The Australian Dream, now follows hot on the heels of the first one that was screened on Channel 10, The Final Quarter.
Described by Andrew Bolt as a ‘pretty handy instructional tool aimed at helping young black men learn what is expected of them in a public domain” – The Australian Dream documents the heartbreaking racist slurs that ended the football career of Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes.
Up-and-coming Aboriginal footballers, and basically any young Koori boys walking the streets outside of their designated communities are urged to watch the film and learn more about how society will crush you if you show any pride in your culture or yourself while in front of white people.
The Australian Dream (MA) has been in cinemas since August 22, but you probably wouldn’t know that if you read the Daily Telegraph or Herald Sun.