POSTPONED 'The Final Quarter': Screening and panel discussion

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Forum Theatre, Arts West Building, University of Melbourne

Arts West building

Parkville, VIC 3010

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

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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.

- TheFinalQuarterFilm.com.au

Watch the trailer.

5pm - Pre-screening reception, drinks and nibbles

6pm - Welcome to Country followed by documentary screening

7:30 - 8:30pm - Panel discussion and Q&A

Professor Barry Judd is a descendent of the Pitjantjatjara people of north-west South Australia, British immigrants and Afghan cameleers. He is a leading Australian scholar on the subject of Aboriginal participation in Australian sports, and Director of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne. Barry is interested in the social impact of Australian Football on Indigenous Australia; explorations of Australian identity and the process of cultural interchange between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples; constructions of Australian citizenship and Australian nationalism; Aboriginal affairs policy and administration.

Tanya Hosch is a Torres Strait Islander woman, and was recently appointed as the first-ever General Manager, Inclusion and Social Policy, for the AFL. Ms Hosch is also a Director of the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute and the Indigenous Land Council. She previously served as the Joint Campaign Director of Recognise, and worked on the design and establishment of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples. Ms Hosch was also a member of the Act of Recognition Review Panel.

Professor Karen Farquarson will facilitate the panel. Karen Farquharson is Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences and Professor of Sociology at the University of Melbourne. Karen is also a collaborator with the Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration. Her research is focused on the sociology of ‘race’ and racism, ethnicity, and diversity, particularly in the contexts of media and sport. Her recent work has looked at how organisations manage diversity including organisational opportunities for and barriers to increasing diversity. Karen is co-author of three books including, most recently, Australian Media and the Politics of Belonging (2018) and Relating Worlds of Racism: Dehumanisation, Belonging, and the Normativity of European Whiteness (2018).

The Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration (ISRC) is a research unit in the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Arts, devoted to exploring challenges at the heart of relations between Indigenous and settler peoples in Australia and the world.

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Arts West building

Parkville, VIC 3010

Australia

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