The Final Quarter, the documentary that forced the AFL to issue a formal apology about its neglect toward legendary Sydney Swans captain and premiership player, two-time Brownlow Medalist, and 2014 Australian Of The Year, Adam Goodes, is set to hit TV screens at some point in the near future.
The documentary premiered last Friday night at the 2019 Sydney Film Festival and explored the final seasons of Goodes’ footy career – which was marred by racially-driven booing from spectators, perpetrated by key figures in the Australian media, and not condemned by the code’s head honchos.
Now both Channel 10 and the WIN Network have confirmed that both television networks will soon be showing the feature doco, enabling folks outside of Sydney to catch it if they can’t make it to its final screenings at the festival this month.
The networks are yet to announce the exact dates of when the doco is going to be broadcast nationally, but we’ll keep you updated on that one.
The Final Quarter is the first of two documentaries based around Adam Goodes’ experiences with racism in the AFL. After pointing out a young Collingwood supporter who racially heckled him during the final quarter of the Swans’ Indigenous Round clash in 2013, the conversation around racism within the national sport was set ablaze.
Check out the trailer for The Final Quarter below.
The second documentary – The Australian Dream – is set to have its world premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival gala on August 1st with a national release in theatres on August 22. Written by journalist Stan Grant, it also explores the vitriol Goodes faced, and how the support of Indigenous players has shifted since that moment.