Australian Indigenous Screen in the 2000s: Crossing into the Mainstream

Therese Verdun Davis

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The chapter examines two key strategies pursued by Australian Indigenous screen producers in pursuit of mainstream reception: “cross-cultural ‘cross-over’” features, and Indigenous-produced and themed primetime television drama and reality TV formats. It argues that while there is much to celebrate about the new wave of Indigenous screen production, there is also a critical imperative to closely analyse the different textual strategies employed by Indigenous screen creatives’ use of the mainstream as a space of cross-cultural exchange.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAustralian Screen in the 2000s
EditorsMark David Ryan
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9783319482996
ISBN (Print)9783319482989
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2017


  • Australian Cinema
  • Indigenous Australians

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