Local filmmaker Malinda Wink will present the documentary the Final Quarter at this weekend's Travelling Film Festival in Port Macquarie on Sunday August 18.
The Travelling Film Festival brings the best of the Sydney Film Festival to regional areas.
Ms Wink is the executive producer of The Final Quarter.
The Final Quarter documents AFL champion footballer and Indigenous leader Adam Goodes' call-out against racism and Australia's heated response.
The film's has reignited discussion on Goodes' treatment from both supporters and detractors.
Ms Wink said the response so far to the film had been encouraging.
"It is fantastic to see the way the community has responded to the film and the message," she said.
"We are really buoyed by the response."
Ms Wink said the "bullying" of Mr Goodes impacted her on a personal level.
"I was really disturbed and distressed by what I was observing and the film questions what was motivating some of that bullying," she said.
"The film puts a mirror up and questions whether we want to be part of a society like that."
Ms Wink spoke nostalgically of her upbringing in Port Macquarie.
"I feel privileged to have grown up in such a great town," she said.
"It is really beautiful, a great community, education, health system, some of the best parts of Australia are in Port Macquarie.
"Not everyone gets to grow up in such a great town."
She attended St Joseph's Regional College and MacKillop College in Yr 11-12 in Port Macquarie and was named Lions Youth of the Year in 1994 by the Port Macquarie Lions Club.
Ms Wink said her pathway into film was not straight forward.
The high achiever started her career at Macquarie Bank and then worked as a political advisor and fundraiser for philanthropic organisations.
"During this time I began working with Ian Darling on a film about youth homelessness, called The Oasis," she said.
"What was really interesting as a learning experience was to see the way the community responded to the film when it was broadcast on ABC and the groundswell of support for people on the streets it provoked.
"For the first time I saw the power of film as an advocacy tool."
Malinda Wink now works as the Executive Director of Good Pitch Australia and Shark Island Institute.
Since 2014, Good Pitch Australia has raised more than $14 million in philanthropic grants for the funding of 19 social impact documentaries and their impact campaigns.
Shark Island Institute creates and supports social justice documentaries.
The Final Quarter will screen at Majestic Cinema in Port Macquarie on Sunday August 18 at 10.00am.
Tickets can be purchased online.