Indigenous Cinema: “I Don’t Believe in Being Limited By Labels…”

“They’re individual people in a minority. The issues are a by-product of the story, not the source” – Daniel Browning (2002) Indigenous Australian filmmaker Ivan Sen’s conception of ‘Indigenous Cinema’ is one that is characterised through “direct experience” (Bunburry 2002) to address a cosmopolitan, albeit networked, audience. ‘Indigenous Cinema’ is that of a cumulative cultivation of Aboriginal Peoples’…

How Can Indigenous Cinema Cure the Plague of Mass Media?

Indigenous Cinema, at its core, is shaken on account of non-Indigenous-controlled, -owned and -produced mass media coverage, whose reflection on, and motivation of, public debates (Jennett 1983) forms a dense record of secondary-sourced, social discourses of  Indigenous Australian Peoples (Bullimore 1999). Reinforcing this fortifies distorted representations of Indigenous Australians, including, but not limited to: the violent criminal; the ‘exotic’ other; the…

Our Mission

Welcome to ‘We Are All Visitors’, or W.A.A.V., a social campaign designed to acknowledge and enrich a comprehensiveness of Indigenous Australian cultures, histories and communities present in the pan-regional films of Indigenous Cinema.