The Australian Dream Campaign
When the truth of our history is told, we can all walk together. Are we ready?
#WalkingTogether2020 #AreWeReady #MyAustralianDream
THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM is a film that explores race, identity and belonging through the lens of what occurred on and off the football field between 2013 and 2015 with Adam Goodes. This film looks at the wider context of Australia, its history and highlights the unresolved issues
of the nation since European settlement. Watch the trailer here.
OUR AUSTRALIAN DREAM is an Australia that is founded on a deep sense of connection and belonging that allows all Australians to thrive. It is one that celebrates our collective history and the Australia that we could become.
To support this Australian Dream, Culture is Life and the producers of the film, GoodThing Productions, are developing a screening guide to support hosted screenings, a comprehensive curriculum package that will become available in all Australian schools, and a campaign launching on Jan 26th 2020 that will invite all Australians to share their ‘Australian Dream’.
We would like to recognise all the great work being done across sectors towards reconciliation and we invite everyone to connect with, and support, our outreach campaign. There is space for all of our stories and voices to be heard, shared and celebrated. Now is the time to tell a new story of who we are as Australians.
The purpose of the outreach is to magnify the messages of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices, knowledge and history into the lives of all Australians through diverse perspectives of our peoples stories, culture and truths.
We are partnering with the ABC to tie-in our campaign with the suit of on-theme, indigenous content that they will be creating and distributing across across all ABC platforms next year from Feb to June 2020 and beyond. In addition, we will be working with ABC Education to promote and deliver the curriculum materials to parents, teachers and schools across Australia.
We know that when our people led the work it anchors Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices and deepens understanding in ways that others can’t. This is the unique model and approach Culture is Life takes. This project has a cohort of experienced Aboriginal people driving and guiding it. The outreach work will pick up on the key themes and messaging in the documentary and mobilise its content further with the deepening of Aboriginal perspectives around identity, history, cultural pride, racism and resilience. We are excited by the scope and potential impact that can be made with our United and collective approach.
So far our contributors include:
Adam Goodes, Brett Goodes, Nova Peris, Michael O’Loughlin, Gilbert McAdam, Uncle Charlie King, Stan Grant, Nicky Winmar, Linda Burney, Belinda Duarte, Shelley Warre, Luke Carroll, Jirra Harvey, Thara Brown, Bri Apma-Hayes and Brady Cooper.