. Exile and the Kingdom [film/tv].
Indigenous Histories in Film
This subject will explore the historical constructions in documentary and feature films of the inter-relations between Indigenous and non- Indigenous Australians since 1788 until the present. A major focus of this subject will be to examine the way Indigenous Australians have been constructed in documentary and feature film in Australia and how specific policies have impacted upon Indigenous Australians since the time of contact. Further, this subject will explore how Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians have worked collaboratively to create filmic documents about Indigenous historical moments, events and people. Students will examine and engage with documentary and feature films to analyse constructions of Indigenous identities, racism in Australian Society as well as the discourses of struggle, resistance and reconciliation.
be able to understand and engage with historical, social, cultural and ideological constructions relating to Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians;
be able to appreciate and comprehend past policies that have specifically impacted upon Indigenous Australians and how these polices still impact today;
be able to outline major themes and issues that feed into constructions Indigenous Australians historically;
be able to recognise and explain specific historical moments that are pertinent to Indigenous Australians struggle and how that is understood in a historical context;
be able to present and write about Indigenous issues and views and engage with broader social and political issues that are present in Australian society.
. Frontier [film/tv].
A 1500 word essay 40% (due during semester), a 2000 word essay 50% (due during the examination period), tutorial participation equivalent to 500 words 10% (completed during semester). Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved formal extension will be penalised at 2% per day. Students who fail to submit up to 2 weeks after the final due date without a formal extension and/or special consideration will receive a fail grade for the piece of assessment.