CANCELLED - The Final Quarter screening and Director Q&A and panel discussion

In light of the University's recent announcement to cancel all public events from 16 March - 20 June 2020, this screening and panel discussion has been postponed. For more information, visit:

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ANU will host a screening of the highly acclaimed Australian 2019 documentary, The Final Quarter.

Produced by Shark Island Productions and directed by award-winning social impact documentary filmmaker Ian Darling, The Final Quarter tells the story of champion AFL footballer and Indigenous leader Adam Goodes.

The film focuses on the final chapter of Goodes' playing career when he became the centre of 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 film is a powerful and confronting demonstration of the racism that still exists within Australia.

"Darling's film holds a mirror to one of the most shameful moments of our game's history... but it also gives us another chance for self-examination, which is all that Goodes asked of us." - Craig Little, The Guardian

"You don't have to care about football for this movie to hit home." - Tom Clift,

"As a nation, we haven't finished the conversation about racism Adam Goodes asked us to have." - Ian Darling, Director

The Final Quarter director and ANU alumnus, Ian Darling AO is the founder and executive director of Shark Island Institute that produce and support impact documentaries, support community and minority voices and advocate for a more inclusive, just and healthy society. Darling's work is informative, entertaining and fosters generational change.

The Final Quarter is a philanthropic project. Shark Island Institute is donating the film and teaching and learning resources to every school, not-for-profit community group, registered sporting club and corporate partners via their website Film is 75 minutes.

Join us from 5.30pm for a pre-screening reception. Screening will commence at 6pm followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with Ian Darling and special guests.