Christmas with Wawa: A video experiment with Yolngu aesthetics

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As a long-time scholar of Indigenous media, until quite recently it had never occurred to me to attempt my own film about Yolngu culture. In fact, I had established a career premised precisely on not doing that. But after more than fifteen years of working on Yolngu media projects as a producer and trainer - adhering as closely as possible to the 'black hands on camera' edict that accompanied the rise of remote Aboriginal media in Australia in the late 1980s and the 1990s - I found myself increasingly interested in responding 'in-kind' to image worlds I work within.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBeyond Text?
Subtitle of host publicationCritical Practices and Sensory Anthropology
EditorsRupert Cox, Andrew Irving, Christopher Wright
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-0-7190-8505-5
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


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