THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM
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.