Monash University film lecturer Associate Professor Therese Davis is co-writing a book about Australian Indigenous filmmaking with Dr Romaine Moreton, who is a philosopher and Indigenous filmmaker.
Getting to know …
Name: Therese Davis
Title: Associate Professor
Department: School of Media, Film and Journalism
How long have you worked at Monash? Eight years.
Where did you work prior to starting at the University? University of Newcastle and before that in community radio stations in Sydney.
What do you like best about your role? Working in a department with great colleagues and the students we teach.
Why did you choose your current career path? In my first year at university, I saw a Godard film, Tout Va Bien, and it made me decide to drop the course I was doing and enrol in a Communications/Media degree so I could study film. I took a slight detour into the world of community radio but later came back to my first love.
First job? My first academic job was teaching radio documentary.
Worst job? As a “waitress” in Martin Place in Sydney – one day the owner made me scrub the entire kitchen including the ovens and then sacked me.
What research/projects are you currently working on and what does it involve? I’m co-writing a book about Australian Indigenous filmmaking with Dr Romaine Moreton. Romaine is a philospher and Indigenous filmmaker.
In writing this book we’ve interviewed filmmakers, watched loads of films and spent many hours developing a new way to think about the significnace of this work in Australia and internationally. I also research and write about women filmmakers.
What is your favourite place in the world and why? Prato, Italy. I first visited Prato when I was teaching a unit on film at the Monash campus there. It’s in Tuscany, and it’s the most beautiful place to be in summer.
It’s not as a big or famous as Florence, but I like that – it’s a place where you get to experience everyday life in Italy and the food is unbelievably good!
What is your favourite place to eat and why? Cicciolina in St Kilda – because the food is excellent (Italian), the staff are amazingly friendly and it has a great little “back bar” with old-style booths.
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