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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 The Final Quarter
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'Cheers turned to boos in the final years of AFL champion footballer Adam Goodes' career when he publicly called out racism. This impassioned film tracks Australia's heated response.

'The Indigenous leader and Sydney Swans player became a lightning rod for an intense public debate and widespread media commentary that divided the country. In the last three years of his career, Goodes was named Australian of the Year, accused of staging for free kicks, and performed an on-field war dance celebration. When the football crowds turned on him, the Brownlow medallist left his beloved game. Director Ian Darling’s (Suzy and the Simple Man, SFF 2016) film is crafted using only archival footage aired at the time, which has been expertly edited: a technique seen most recently in documentaries such as Amy and Senna. The result is a powerful film that holds a mirror to Australia and suggests we reconsider what happened on and off the football field.'

Source: Sydney Film Festival.

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Adam Goodes, in Retrospectives Celeste Liddle , 2020 single work essay
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 23 February vol. 30 no. 4 2020;

'Last year, two documentaries regarding the Adam Goodes booing fiasco were released mere weeks apart: Shark Island Productions’ The Final Quarter and Madman Films’ The Australian Dream, anchored by Stan Grant. These two films took different tacts reflecting on this public example of racialised harassment and how it manifested using the power of retrospect. While The Final Quarter relied entirely on archival footage to construct the narrative, The Australian Dream primarily relied upon interviews and talking heads to set the scene.' (Introduction)

Swan Song Sam Vincent , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Monthly , August no. 158 2019; (p. 81-53)
'Early in The Final Quarter, a new documentary about race and the AFL, we hear the voice of Eddie McGuire start to waver. It’s 2013, and Eddie has done bad.' (Introduction)
Get Excited…The Sydney Film Festival Programme Has Dropped 2019 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 8 May 2019;
Goodes on Film 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 5 June no. 702 2019; (p. 4)
'Tears, anger and regret filled the room when AFL players - indigenous and other - watched screenings of the Adam Goodes documentary The Final Quarter. Indigenous players were given a private screening of the film during a pre-season camp in February. The film details the final three years of Goodes' career using archival footage and premiers next week at the Sydney Film Festival.' (Introduction)
Goodes on Film 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 5 June no. 702 2019; (p. 4)
'Tears, anger and regret filled the room when AFL players - indigenous and other - watched screenings of the Adam Goodes documentary The Final Quarter. Indigenous players were given a private screening of the film during a pre-season camp in February. The film details the final three years of Goodes' career using archival footage and premiers next week at the Sydney Film Festival.' (Introduction)
Get Excited…The Sydney Film Festival Programme Has Dropped 2019 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 8 May 2019;
Swan Song Sam Vincent , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Monthly , August no. 158 2019; (p. 81-53)
'Early in The Final Quarter, a new documentary about race and the AFL, we hear the voice of Eddie McGuire start to waver. It’s 2013, and Eddie has done bad.' (Introduction)
Adam Goodes, in Retrospectives Celeste Liddle , 2020 single work essay
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 23 February vol. 30 no. 4 2020;

'Last year, two documentaries regarding the Adam Goodes booing fiasco were released mere weeks apart: Shark Island Productions’ The Final Quarter and Madman Films’ The Australian Dream, anchored by Stan Grant. These two films took different tacts reflecting on this public example of racialised harassment and how it manifested using the power of retrospect. While The Final Quarter relied entirely on archival footage to construct the narrative, The Australian Dream primarily relied upon interviews and talking heads to set the scene.' (Introduction)

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