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Join us on Thursday night to watch two brilliant films followed by Q&A’s with the Final Quarter Director, Ian Darling, It’s Time Director, Bridget Ninness and Indigenous AFL player Isaiah Olsen to activate discussion around racism.

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.

Classification: Unclassified (M)
Runtime: 75 minutes
Cast: Adam Goodes, Sydney Swans AFL Club
Director: Ian Darling
Producers: Mary Macrae & Ian Darling
Country: Australia

Q & A’s with AFL Footballer, Film Director, and Elders from It’s Time.
Continue the conversation with drinks & canapés.

SHORT FILM 1: It’s Time
RATING: Unclassified
RUNTIME: 21 Minutes 15 seconds
SYNOPSIS: With deep concern for the preservation of their unique cultures and the climatic chaos we are experiencing worldwide, indigenous elders from around the globe are rising to navigate the path forward in these unprecedented times. In response to PhD studies of Uncle Pat Lock on Aboriginal Leadership with Newcastle University, Australia’s Awabakal elders and community gathered for a traditional ‘yarn up’ at the Macquarie Life Church in Cardiff, NSW in March 2019, to discuss and share unique cultural knowledge specifically relating to the water crisis, seismic testing in our oceans and skilful use of fire to manage and care for country. Their warnings serve as a palpable reminder that #it’s_time! To come together, to remember who we are and our connection to everything in existence. Our survival depends upon it.