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MIFF: The Australian Dream

Documentary


 

The inspirational story of AFL player Adam Goodes that explores the disquieting issues of race, identity, and belonging in Australia.

"The Australian Dream" goes to the heart of what is too often an unacknowledged Australian nightmare; our failure to regard indigenous people as equal. Casual racism may be off-the-cuff, opportunistic, or even flippant... the point is that it's still racism. The narration soberly challenges us to end our persistent denial of a shameful history of mistreatment of the First Peoples. Conversations and debates will be sparked, and we may be encouraged to dream bigger around who we are as a nation. Dreamtime.

Anne Murphy

MIFF 2019
Madman Entertainment 105 mins