ABC is proud to screen the multi-award-winning documentary The Australian Dream on Sunday, February 23, 8.30pm on ABC and ABC iview.
The feature film uses the 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 unpicks the events of the 2013-15 AFL seasons and asks fundamental questions about the nature of racism and discrimination in Australia.
Walkley award-winning writer Stan Grant and BAFTA award-winning director Daniel Gordon joined forces to tell this remarkable story of one of the most decorated and celebrated players in AFL history.
This powerful documentary has screened at several international film festivals, including Melbourne International Film Festival, Toronto, London, Telluride, and Hawaii. It has also won numerous awards including the Walkley Documentary Award, AACTA Award for Best Documentary, Best Feature Film Production and Feature Documentary Production of the Year at the 2019 Screen Producers Australia (SPA) Awards, MIFF 2019 People’s Choice Award Best Documentary, Audience Award Best Documentary Feature at the Hawaii International Film Festival, and the Student Choice Award at the Philadelphia Film Festival. The documentary was also nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2019. In February the film will screen at FIFO (Festival International Du Film Documentaire Oceanien, Tahiti).