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Trailer For Documentary About The Racism Adam Goodes Copped In AFL Is Here

Trailer For Documentary About The Racism Adam Goodes Copped In AFL Is Here

'The Australian Dream' is one of two documentaries being released about the AFL star this year.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

Adam Goodes will be one of the most iconic players to have entered the AFL not only because of his skill and talent but because of what happened to him on and off the field.

The now retired star copped a serious load of racism during his time in the sport and a documentary has set about showing what impact that made on Goodsey.

The trailer for The Australian Dream is finally here.

The Indigenous star played 372 games for the Sydney Swans, which saw him win the Brownlow Medal twice, be the leading goal scorer three times, win the premiership twice and become Australian of the Year in 2014.

While that is some impressive highs, he went through some lows.

A 13-year-old Collingwood supporter called him an ape, and while the girl admitted she didn't know it was a racial slur, he said the moment left him 'gutted'.

During the 2015 season, he was booed by the opposition fans, which sparked a massive debate in Australia.

The moment Goodes heard the 'ape' slur.
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Some believed the act was directly aimed at him because of his race and Goodes called on everyone to cut it out. Supporters of the booing argued that it was free speech. It became so bad that Sydney Swans supporters planned to throw eggs at anyone heard booing.

The Australian Dream is one of two documentaries being released about Adam Goodes this year, with the other one already doing the rounds at AFL headquarters.

The Final Quarter has been previewed to a few select people in the AFL and those lucky to see it early say it was like a punch to the face.

Indigenous Player Alliance chair Des Headland was one of those people and wrote for The Age: "I know football has been a vehicle for many great things in our society, but it is also where issues like racism have been laid bare, and this film about the last three years of the career of the great Adam Goodes touched a very raw spot for me.

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"This period was a shameful stain on a game that I've loved since I can remember."

Members of the AFL higher ups have also seen the film and vowed to never let a booing or racial saga to continue like it did with Goodes. They've described it as 'confronting' and will show it to all schools and sporting clubs across the country.

Goodes wasn't involved in the production of that documentary and his only comment on it is: "As confronting as I have found the film, I look forward to the conversation it will help generate."

It will premiere at the Sydney Film Festival on July 7.

Featured Image Credit: Madman Films

Topics: SPORT, Entertainment, TV and Film, Australia