THE AUS­TRALIAN DREAM

Sunday Territorian - - TV -

8.35PM, SUN­DAY, ABC MAK­ING its way from the big screen to the small, this pow­er­ful film is a must­watch for ev­ery Aus­tralian. I’ll let our film guru Leigh Paatsch, who gave it five stars, ex­plain why: “There was no more im­por­tant film re­leased in this coun­try last year than The Aus­tralian Dream. The sec­ond of two re­cent doc­u­men­taries to fea­ture in­dige­nous Aus­tralian Rules cham­pion Adam Goodes leaves a dev­as­tat­ing first im­pres­sion. Not just for its ur­gent re­port­ing from the front­lines of race re­la­tions in Aus­tralia right now. But also for how it me­thod­i­cally sur­veys a fault line that has been open­ing up be­neath us as a na­tion for cen­turies. For those who think they are al­ready all across the Adam Goodes story and what it rep­re­sents, the fresh per­spec­tive achieved here – at once mad­den­ing, sad­den­ing and gen­uinely in­spir­ing – will come as a dis­tinct shock.

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