Whose Business? Changing Patterns in Remote Indigenous Video Content

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    Date(s) - 11 Nov 2013
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Room T2.26, Monash Caulfield Campus

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    Associate Professor Ellie Rennie

    Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University

    Ellie Rennie

    Ellie Rennie

    This work-in-progress paper will discuss the co-creative video outputs that originated from remote Indigenous communities during the 2010-2013 period. Scholarly work on remote media has mostly operated at the interface of media studies and anthropology, seeking to identify how traditional cultural systems shape the production, distribution and reception of media in Aboriginal communities. However, this research demonstrates that Indigenous media production is increasingly determined by social rather than cultural objectives, reflecting industries and priorities somewhat removed from media or heritage. In addition to presenting the data, the paper will examine the Indigenous policy landscape and its impact on remote media production. This research has been conducted in partnership with the Indigenous Remote Communications Association and Goolarri Media Enterprises.

    Ellie Rennie is the Deputy Director of the Swinburne Institute for Social Research at Swinburne University. Her research spans Indigenous broadcasting, community media, and broadband in remote Australia. She is the author of two books: Community Media: A global introduction (Rowman & Littlefield 2006), and Life of SYN: A story of the digital generation (Monash University Publishing 2011).

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