Working together: Indigenous and Non-indigenous Collaboration in Australian Film and Literature

  • Davis, Therese (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Questions of inequality, appropriation, ownership and cultural rights recur about Australian films and literature made by Indigenous and non-indigenous collaborators despite ethics protocols. Through comparative and contextual study of cross-cultural films and literature, this project evaluates collaboration in relation to Indigenous practices of production, custodianship and customary ownership, and non-indigenous concepts such as the author and intellectual property. This project rises to the challenge of providing a foundation study of collaboration in Australian films and literature relevant to cultural policy. The major outcomes will be an expert workshop and a book.
Effective start/end date2/01/0631/12/08


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$32,663.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$15,535.00