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THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM

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THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 109m 34s

Release date 27/03/2020

Ratings Info racism, very strong language

Genre(s) Documentary

Director(s) Daniel Gordon

Cast includes Adam Goodes, Stan Grant, Nova Peris, Gilbert McAdam, Tracey Holmes, Linda Burney

Summary THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM is a documentary film about AFL player, Adam Goodes, which explores themes of racism and cultural identity in Australia through the story of his life and sporting career.

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Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 17/03/2020

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM is a documentary film about AFL player, Adam Goodes, which explores themes of racism and cultural identity in Australia through the story of his life and sporting career.

Discrimination

There is real footage showing racist behaviour, including people directing discriminatory abuse at AFL players during matches, and a white presenter who wore blackface on a televised sports variety programme in order to vilify a black player who had cancelled his appearance.

There are also examples of racism expressed via social media and in the press, as well as descriptions from various contributors as they discuss the discrimination they face living as indigenous people in Australia.

The documentary contains some black and white archive footage and photographs of real Aboriginal people in chains, some as part of chain gangs, forced to live in segregated settlements.

Some of this content is shocking and upsetting but the documentary promotes a clear anti-racist message.

Language

There is infrequent very strong language ('c**t'), occasional strong language ('f**k'), and various milder terms, including 'cock', 'wanker', 'bastard', 'shit', 'bullshit', 'slag', 'arse', 'bloody', 'crap', 'Jesus' and 'jerk'. Some of this language use is also accompanied by racially discriminatory terms, such as 'nigger', 'coon' and 'Abbo'.

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Details

Title
THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM
Also known as
AUSTRALIAN DREAM
Year
2020
Distributor(s)
Dogwoof Pictures
Classified date(s)
28/01/2020
Main language
English
Submitted run time
109m 34s
Approved footage
9861+0
BBFC reference
AFF383154
Registration number
CFJ49739

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