Ethno-Eco Dialogue Film and Thesis Dataset



This dataset was prepared for a visual arts PHD research project that explored how different styles of documentary film can extend dialogue about identity in natural places. It examined how this identity links to actions for environmental sustainability, considering diverse cultural views. Interviews, visually interpreted surveys, documented events and 5 short films from filmmaking workshops with international and local participants, provided the content for two main films. The first film, ‘There we Were, Here we Are’, is bilingual in English and Latvian and explores cultural and generational shifts in affinity to natural places. The second film, ‘Sharing Vision’ depicts many actions people have taken to promote environmental sustainability in Darwin from 2008-2009. The written exegesis provides an explanation of theory and methods used in research alongside a discussion of the way films can be used to promote actions on a local and global level.

Description of Resource: 330+ (1 x text, 2 documentary films as research outputs, 5 supplementary short films about research methodology, 36 filmed interviews, 236 surveys, talent releases and survey summary spreadsheet).

Access Condition: Open access to thesis and film via CDU eSpace. For original data contact Dr Birut Zemits:
Date made available2015
PublisherCharles Darwin University - Datasets

Field of Research (FoR)

  • 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media

Cite this

Zemits, B. (Creator) (2015). Ethno-Eco Dialogue Film and Thesis Dataset. Charles Darwin University - Datasets.