Dreaming in motion celebrates the achievements over more than a decade of Australia's Indigenous filmmakers and the role played in their collective success by the Indigenous Branch of the Australian Film Commission. Filmmaker entries include personal statements, biographies, filmographies, lists of festival screenings and awards, and accounts of acclaimed films.
The history of Australian Indigenous filmmaking from 1968 to 1993 by Indigenous director Brian Syron and Media Ethicist briann kearney, funded by an Australian Literary Fellowship from Australia Council the Australian federal government's Arts funding body.
Australian Cinema after Mabo is a comprehensive 2005 study of Australian national cinema in the 1990s. Using the 1992 Mabo decision as a starting point, it looks at how the Mabo decision, where the founding doctrine of terra nullius was overruled, has destabilised the way Australians relate to the land. It asks how we think about Australian cinema in the post Mabo era, and what part it plays in the national process of reviewing our colonial past and the ways in which settlers and indigenous cultures can co-exist. Including The Tracker, Kiss or Kill, The Castle, Love Serenade and Yolngu Boy among numerous others, this book highlights turning points in the shaping of the Australian cinema since Mabo. It is essential reading for anyone studying Australian cinema and for those interested in the ways in which land politics has impacted upon the way we imagine ourselves through cinema.
"The title Bringing to Light has two meanings. First, this book is an act of bringing to light a history that was gradually becoming mythologized, in part because the ethnographic films of the past are now rarely seen. Secondly, much of the film-making discussed in this book was motivated by a desire to bring to the light of film the socio-cultural life of Australia's Indigenous peoples.
Analysis of films and videos about and by Aboriginal people; production; distribution; audiences; politics of Aboriginal representation; Aboriginality; cultural values in co-productions; Jardiwarnpa; Warlpiri approach to cultural restrictions on representation; Appendix: Northern Land Council film protocol: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner in Arnhem Land.