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The agency of the subject: Yolngu involvement in the Yirrkala film project

Deveson, Philippa


From the outset of the Yirrkala Film Project, the Yolngu people of northeast Arnhem Land were quick grasp the possibilities of a film that would record the impact of a huge open-cut bauxite mine on their community. From the first meeting called to discuss the project they began telling filmmaker Ian Dunlop what they wanted him to film. As the project expanded into a long-term engagement, Yolngu became active participants, even producers, of films for which they had a clear purpose, and with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Australian Studies
DOI: 10.1080/14443058.2011.553839


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