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.
“This is cinematic napalm.”— Blake Howardflicks.com.au
“incendiary and utterly sobering”— Leigh PaarschThe Sydney Morning Herald
“It’s absolutely brilliant.”— Gerard WhateleyAFL 360, Fox Footy
“The Final Quarter is inspiring’’— Luke BuckmasterThe Guardian
“everyone should watch it’’— Mark RobinsonHerald Sun
“A powerful work that stirs deep emotions.”— Garry MaddoxThe Sydney Morning Herald
“It is brilliant work, and a must-watch.”— Peter FitzSimonsThe Sydney Morning Herald
“A compelling, often devastating, documentary”— Philippa HawkerThe Australian
“You don’t have to care about football for this movie to hit home.”— Tom Cliftjunkee.com