Co-creative Media in Remote Indigenous Communities

Ellie Rennie


This paper examines co-creative video outputs that have originated from, or relate to, remote
Indigenous communities in Australia. Scholarly work on remote media has mostly operated at
the interface of media studies and anthropology, seeking to identify how cultural systems
shape the production, distribution and reception of media in Aboriginal communities. This
paper looks instead at content themes, funding sources and institutions during the 2010-2013
period, and examines the factors that may be determining the quantity of co-creative outputs,
as well as the types of stories that get produced. I argue that the focus on culture has obscured
important shifts in remote media policy and funding, including a trend towards content
designed to address social disadvantage.

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