The Final Quarter

The Final Quarter

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Catalogue no: R-123479-9

Media: DVD

Classification: PG

Category: Non-Fiction

Genre: Documentary

Barcode: 9398700006035

No of Discs: 1

Language: English

Year: 2018

Release Date: 04-09-2019

Availability: In stock

Adams Goods is one of the greatest AFL players of all time. He is a dual Brownlow medallist, two-time premiership winner and four-time All A
Adams Goods is one of the greatest AFL players of all time. He is a dual Brownlow medallist, two-time premiership winner and four-time All Australian. Off the field he was an Indigenous leader and Australian of the Year. So why did this sporting hero endure hostility from AFL crowds and sections of the media and retire from the game without the fanfare he deserved? The Final Quarter uses archival footage to chart the period from 2013, when Goods was called an 'ape' by a Collingwood supporter, through to the end of season 2015, when he was hounded by booing spectators and walked away from football. During that time Goodes became a lightning rod for a heated public debate and widespread media commentary that divided the nation as he publicly called out racism, performed an on-field war dance celebration and was accused of staging for free kicks. The Final Quarter holds a mirror to Australia and is an opportunity to reconsider what happened on and off the football field as one of our greatest athletes took a stand against racism in a nation that finds it difficult to acknowledge its troubled past.

Additional Information

Actors Adam Goodes, Bruce McAvaney, Ita Buttrose, Charlie Pickering
Director Ian Darling
Producer Mary MacRae
Aspect Ratio 16:9 widescreen, 1.78:1 Full Frame
Video Encoding PAL
Audio Dolby Digital 5.1
Region 4
Runtime 74

Digitales Reviews

Digitales Film Club Review by Mali
This is an extremely important documentary, not just for the AFL community but for Australia as a whole. As someone who at the time of the incident had no interest in the sport and therefore didn't follow the story in the media, it was extremely affecting for me to watch Australians behave in this manner. We as a country are ashamed to acknowledge our past, but how we treat people should not be a reflection of this. While this isn't a brilliantly produced documentary, it's an accessible resource that collates what happened and how it was presented in the media, which is just as if not more important in my opinion. (Posted on 19/09/2019)
Digitales Film Club Review by Sally
I found this documentary informative as I wasn’t aware of any of the details surrounding Adam Goods and his AFL career. It was interesting to watch the debate that occurred at the time. ‘The Final Quarter’ sparked conversation at our film club which is generally the intention of any documentary. Although not the most technically well-made film, my interest in the topic has definitely increased and I look forward to seeing any positive movement that come from the wider discussion over time. (Posted on 19/09/2019)
Digitales Film Club Review by Vicky
Channel 10’s snapshot representation of events surrounding the Adam Goodes saga. An interesting report – but overall without a lot of depth. Although both sides of the debate are presented, I felt that contextually it was lacking. If you are after a more comprehensive analysis – watching “The Australian Dream” might be a better option. (Posted on 19/09/2019)