Ten to air Adam Goodes documentary, The Final Quarter

Ten has announced it will air the much-lauded Adam Goodes documentary, The Final Quarter.

The film, which premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in June, will air on both Ten and the WIN Network.

The documentary is credited with forcing the AFL’s hand to issue a formal apology regarding its neglect over the treatment of Goodes by AFL spectators and media personalities.

It follows the Sydney Swans captain, two-time Brownlow Medalist and 2014 Australian of the Year through the final seasons of his career, during which time he was subjected to racially-driven abuse by AFL fans which was not publicly condemned by the code.

Using archival footage, The Final Quarter allows audiences to reconsider the events of Goodes’ career and examine the fallout on his life and the AFL.

The Final Quarter is a Shark Island Productions film and directed by award-winning filmmaker Ian Darling. It is the first of two documentaries based around Goodes’ experiences with racism during his AFL career.

The second of the films, The Australian Dream, will premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival on August 1. Written by journalist Stan Grant, it focuses on the vitriol faced by Goodes and the wider effect on Indigenous players since then.

Ten has not yet announced the air date for The Final Quarter.


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