THE FINAL QUARTER

THE FINAL QUARTER

The booing of Adam Goodes — holding a mirror to our nation.

Synopsis

Adam Goodes was a champion AFL footballer and Indigenous leader.

In the final three years of his playing career he became a lightning rod for a heated public debate and widespread media commentary that divided the nation.

He publicly called out racism, was named Australian of the Year, was accused of staging for free kicks, and performed an on-field war dance celebration.

The cheers became boos as football crowds turned on him.

Using only archival footage aired at the time, the film holds a mirror to Australia and is an opportunity to reconsider what happened on and off the football field.

World Premiere at the Sydney Film Festival June 2019.

Director: Ian Darling
Producers: Mary Macrae & Ian Darling
Editor: Sally Fryer
Executive Producer: Malinda Wink
Executive Producer: Mark Monroe
Executive Producers: Mark Nelson & Will Vicars
Archive Researcher: Lindy Boylan
Composer: Paul Charlier
Sound Designer: Wes Chew
Graphics: Paul Ducco
Edit Assistant: Andrew Hall
Media Director: Jen McAsey
Education Director: Alex Shain
Publicist: Tracey Mair


Film Critics Circle of Australia | Best Feature Documentary 2019 | WINNER
SPORTAUS | AIS | 2019 Media Awards | Best Reporting of an Issue in Sport | WINNER
Winner – AACTA AWARD for BEST EDITING in a DOCUMENTARY
AACTA AWARD for Best Documentary — Nominee
ASIAN ACADEMY CREATIVE AWARDS – GRAND FINAL WINNER – BEST DOCUMENTARY AUSTRALIA 2019
ASIAN ACADEMY CREATIVE AWARDS – Regioanl Winner Best Documentary 2019
Human Rights Awards 2019 – Winner – Racism. It stops with me – Award
https://www.screeneditors.com.au/awards/
FINALIST – SCREEN PRODUCERS AUSTRALIA AWARDS 2019 – Feature Documentary of the Year
The 64th Walkley Awards – For Excellence in Journalism 2019 – FINALIST
ASSG – Australian Screen Sound Guild – Nominatee – Best Sound in a Documentary
Audience Award (Runner Up) – Sydney Film Festival 2019