Port Adelaide players, coaches and staff stop to watch the Adam Goodes documentary, The Final Quarter
“It’s very important for us and it’s very important for Australia” — Port Adelaide chief executive Keith Thomas
The devastating truth about reconciliation
I sat in the wonderful Palace Nova cinema seats (as an invitee) with considerable trepidation about how I would view The Final Quarter – the documentary created by Ian Darling and Sally Fryer – with the agreement but not participation of dual Brownlow medallist Adam Goodes. The film covers Goodes’ final years in the AFL and the broader media controversy about his public role, his elevation as Australian of the Year and his stance against racism.
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The CEO of the not-for-profit GO Foundation, founded by Goodes and former Sydney Swans teammate Michael O'Loughlin, said emails had been coming in from all across Australia since The Final Quarter screened at the Sydney Film Festival earlier this month.
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“On reflection, clubs and players have come out and admitted that at the time, our response wasn’t good enough. “Obviously we can’t turn back time, but as we’re playing Sydney in Sydney this Friday night, we thought it was a perfect opportunity to show our support for Adam publicly. “We want to show that we’re all beside him, united in stamping out racism.”
Geelong great Sam Newman shows his support for Sydney great Adam Goodes
Geelong great and media personality Sam Newman has tweeted his support for Adam Goodes after viewing The Final Quarter.
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I once thought 2013 was a year I’d rather forget, but upon reflection, Adam’s inspiring resilience makes it one worth cherishing. Not only for myself as a proud Aboriginal woman, but for Australia as a proud First Nations’ country.
‘The Final Quarter’ Is A Painful Reminder Of The Racism Beating At The Heart Of Australia
The Final Quarter is made up entirely of archival material, with Darling combining match-day footage with clips from press conferences, news broadcasts and AFL panel shows, as well as newspaper headlines and snippets from talkback radio. It’s a method that calls to mind Asif Kapadia’s Senna, a film that’s rightly regarded as one of the greatest sporting documentaries of all time precisely because it grips you regardless of whether you know anything about sport.
Syd Film Fest Review: The Final Quarter records shameful treatment of Adam Goodes
...The Final Quarter, and the stark reminder it offers in its archival assemblage, all the more crucial. No one should like what they see when they watch this film. No one should forget that it’s the absolute truth in a code and a country still visibly struggling with race, either. 4 Stars.
‘The Final Quarter’: Doco on Adam Goodes is a searing reflection of our all-too-recent past
The Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan said The Final Quarter offered a visceral retelling of an important moment in Australia's history. "I thought I knew the story about Adam Goodes, about his suffering, his pain and humiliation, but in watching the documentary, The Final Quarter, I felt it. "This film offers Australia an opportunity to have the tough, but much needed conversation about racism."
The exhilarating Adam Goodes documentary The Final Quarter is a must-see
The Final Quarter is an abject viewing experience. You’ll squirm with shame, you’ll find yourself cursing at the screen, you’ll shed tears of frustration for the deplorable treatment of Goodes’ in the twilight of his storied career. And you’ll cheer. You’ll cheer for the voices of reason; you’ll cheers for those journalistic figures with the integrity to try and steer the conversation from fear to facts and reflection. This is cinematic napalm.