Why have local audiences abandoned Adam Goodes and The Australian Dream? – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

An AFL player raises his hand as though signalling to a teammate.

Australia is what it is it didn’t die  we are a  Multicultural Nation that hides racists? (ODT)

The Australian Dream is a film that’s ahead of its time in many ways, but, like Goodes, while its heart is in the right place, the nation did not rise to meet it.

The ticket sales prove the film’s point.

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  1. Why have audiences ‘abandoned’ Adam Goodes film?
    Did it occur to anyone asking this question that the filmmakers from the top down may have got it all a bit wrong? And that the booing of Adam was not so simple? Obviously some of those boo-ers were racists. But for the great part the boo-ers were not racists, just the bonehead part of the crowd who are at the football for a cathartic experience and who, if given the opportunity, will boo anyone from a team they don’t like. Because they love boo-ing. Not because they hated Adam.

    It’s understandable that indigenous people are offended by the stupid booing of Adam. Obviously, when you’ve been subjected to racism, you’re likely to see it’s presence in any social friction or conflict you encounter.

    Stan Grant and the other filmmakers will remain convinced they have the right take.
    But the majority of Australians appear to know they didn’t get the story quite right.
    Which is why the doco’s are struggling and can’t get a broader, more informed audience.
    It might be because people don’t buy it.

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