It is hoped the screening of a documentary recounting the final years of Adam Goodes' AFL career will start a conversation about racism.
The Final Quarter showed the booing and abuse the former Horsham man faced in his last three years with the Sydney Swans, using only archival footage aired at the time.
Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Co-operative chairman John Gorton has viewed the documentary twice, most recently with Goodes' family.
"It's confronting because if you've been racially vilified it puts it front and centre. It makes it harder when it's someone you know as well, particularly Adam and his family," he said.
The film re-compiles the final stages of Goodes' 372-game career in chronological order - from calling out the use of a racial slur by a supporter in 2013, to the subsequent widespread booing that drove him to retirement in 2015.
It also documents Goodes' championing of off-field issues including Indigenous consitutional recognition and the celebration of his culture through a war cry during a game.
"You see all the commentary from non-Indigenous Australians about it not being a racist thing," Mr Gorton said.
"Unless you've been vilified you can't comment on what it's like to be racially vilified."
The film replayed media coverage at the time that diminished the racial overtones of the criticism - a view some still harbour today.
Horsham resident Lissy Jay urged people to educate themselves on the context behind Goodes' actions.
"I challenge people who said that they weren't going to watch it to actually do watch it," she said.
"You're missing a great opportunity to learn a bit more about the context and understand Adam's perspective and the Aboriginal community's perspective."
The film will be donated to schools and registered sports clubs, in a bid to foster talks about racism.
Gorton hoped audiences would be receptive and understand the effects of racism through Goodes' experience.
"I think it could be used as a learning tool, but it all depends on the audience. If the audience is not receptive or doesn't understand what racism is it's going to fall on deaf ears," he said.
"I think people should watch it and try to understand how racism affects people. Not just Aboriginal people, because anyone of minority or colour is affected by racism at some point.
"Unfortunately for us it's just all too real, but when you're part of that majority you just don't understand it.
"I hope people look at it and understand why it hurts so much. It's not about being sympathetic, it's about being empathetic."
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