A unique new digital tool will allow access to a wide range of sources of information about Australian Indigenous film and television.
Developed by Monash University researchers Dr Therese Davis and Dr Romaine Moreton from the School of Media Film and Journalism, the Australian Indigenous Film and Television Digital Bibliography is the first of its kind in the new field of digital bibliography, which uses new media techniques to create digital research and study tools.
Dr Moreton recently appointed to Monash as a Research Fellow and Filmmaker-in-Residence said it was significant that the digital bibliography was dedicated solely to the study of works by Indigenous filmmakers.
“Since the inception of Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department in 1993, Indigenous filmmaking has developed at a phenomenal rate and we realised there wasn’t a resource where students, teachers, researchers, filmmakers and the public could access a wide range of sources of information about the Indigenous screen industry in Australia,” Dr Moreton said.
“Maureen Barron, former Chair of the Australian Film Commission, has described Indigenous filmmaking as ‘one of the most critically lauded and successful sectors of the Australian film industry.’ There are now more than 600 titles, mostly shorts and documentaries but also 16 feature films and 23 television dramas where Indigenous filmmakers have held a key creative role.”
The digital bibliography gives access to relevant government reports and policy documents; summaries of key reports and policy documents; case studies of selected key films; and comprehensive lists of books, journal articles and film reviews. There are also links to online film previews, interviews and other resources.
“By making sources of information about Indigenous-authored film and television easily accessible, the Australian Indigenous Film and Television Digital Bibliography enables local and international scholarship, film and media education, and public policy debate on Indigenous screen production in Australia,” Dr Moreton said.
The bibliography is an outcome of a collaborative research project, “Beyond the ‘Remote/Urban’ Divide: Re-Mapping Australian Indigenous Screen Content and its Audiences”, funded by a Screen Australia Research and Publication Partnership Program grant. It can be accessed through the Faculty of Arts website.
Find out more:
Updates from COP21: Marketing the climate summit by ‘greening’ the Eiffel Tower
Dr David Holmes, senior lecturer in Communications and Media Studies at Monash, is in France for the Paris Climate Summit and will be reporting regularly on the events.
Monash supports marriage equality
Monash has joined over 690 organisations and numerous Australian individuals showing their support through Australian Marriage Equality.
Consuming Anzac: some thoughts on the Anzac centenary
If prizes were given out for the enthusiasm with which nations commemorate the centenary of the Great War, Australia would be first by a long shot. Dr Carolyn Holbrook looks at ‘Brandzac’.
From hostility to lasting friendship: cultural reflections from Turkish and Anzac soldiers
For the first time in Australia, stories of Turkish soldiers will be told alongside those of Anzac soldiers in a bilingual exhibition at Monash Univeristy about the Gallipoli experience. The exhibition has been curated by Dr Azer Banu Kemaloğlu, of Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University.
On remembering and forgetting war
Join us this Remembrance Day for the launch of – World War One: A History in 100 Stories – a path-breaking social history written by Monash historians Professor Bruce Scates, Rebecca Wheatley and Laura James.
Monash project on Women, Peace & Security makes its way to United Nations Security Council
Australian ambassador, H. E. Gillian Bird, made in her statement to the United Nations Security Council yesterday during the annual debate on Women Peace and Security.
From pages to the silver screen: Death or Liberty documentary launched in October
A feature length documentary film adaptation of Dr Tony Moore’s book Death or Liberty, detailing the lives of rebels and radicals transported to Australia as political prisoners, will have its world premier in Victoria this month, ahead of screenings around Australia and Britain.
Godzilla, Wine and Video Games: Getting to know Monash researcher Jason Christopher Jones
Want to know how the Japanese language, wine, Godzilla and video games all tie in to being a researcher at Monash? Lecturer in Japanese studies, Jason Jones, tells us about his passion for ‘all things Japanese’, and about his research around the themes of cultural exchange and adaptation.
Telling the larger story about terrorism: a conversation with PhD candidate Noor Huda Ismail
PhD candidate Noor Huda Ismail is an author, filmmaker, activist, and self-described “repentant journalist”, and has a desire to tell a larger story about terrorism, foreign fighters and why people join violent organisations.
Mentoring matters: Global mentors for Monash University students
The value of a mentor both personally and professionally – to provide guidance, support and advice – is almost universal.
In the aid and development sector…
Welcome to Nowhere: Monash at the Fringe Festival
The Melbourne Fringe festival is providing plenty of opportunities for Monash to showcase its theatre outputs this year.
Indian dignitaries visit the Faculty of Arts
On 26 August, the Faculty of Arts had the honour of welcoming a His Excellency, Navdeep Suri, the High Commissioner of India in Australia…