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The Princess Theatre at Woolloongabba will be opening its doors for a free community screening of The Australian Dream on Friday 24 January 2020 from 5:30pm.
The Australian Dream is a documentary, directed by Daniel Gordon and written by Stan Grant, tracing the life of AFL legendary player, Adam Goodes.
As an AFL footballer, Adam Goodes played seventeen seasons with the Sydney Swans. Crowning Goodes' playing career was his spectacular contribution to the Swans' grand final victory over Hawthorn in 2012.
Beyond his sporting career, the 90 minute film explores questions of race, identity and belonging. Notably, this includes incidents such as the racism Goodes experienced when he was booed off the field in 2015.
The film's writer Stan Grant is also known to audiences as an Australian journalist with more than 30 year's experience in radio and television news and currents affairs.
The film has been considered the most important Australian film released in 2019. It has been described as inspiring, frustrating and contributing to the national debate on culture.
If you are keen to go along, be sure to contact the Princess Theatre and register since spaces are limited. The free public screening will be hosted by Jackie Trad, MLA.