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Celluloid Images of Indigenous Australia (6 points)


Leader: Prof Lynette Russell

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit will examine the ways in which Australian Indigenous culture and history has been depicted in film. Focusing on films that span the period from 1930 to the present the unit will consider, how these representations are affected by and reflect the historical circumstances of Australian Indigenous people and race-relations more generally. The unit will involve the viewing of at least one film each week, which represents aspects of Indigenous Australia. More recent films made by Indigenous filmmakers or in consultation with Indigenous communities will occupy us in the later section of the unit.

Assessment: Oral seminar presentation: 10% + Short expository exercise related to the seminar presentation (1000 words): 20% + Essay (3500 words): 70%

Contact Hours: Up to 2 hours per week film viewing and one 2 hour seminar per week.

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