Indigenous Media, Self-Determination and Cultural Activism
THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Date: 21 June 2018Time: 5:00 PM
Finishes: 21 June 2018Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B202
Type of Event: Seminar
Indigenous peoples worldwide have been projected as primitive and antiquated by administrators, scholars, film-makers
The image of these marginalized cultures that persists today continues to influence the notions of authenticity that relate to rural life and handmade art, and Dean and Levi (2003) have argued that when indigenous people use the media, link to the international community and become politically active they also risk being perceived as inauthentic. Contemporary scholarship challenges the
Recently Indigenous media has emerged worldwide as a genre of media practice that is controlled by indigenous communities, represents their content and concerns and is targeted at local audiences. In countries such as Australia, Canada, the former Soviet Union and Scotland, Indigenous media extends to the medium of animation. However, this genre of local media practice has yet to be explored and developed in India. So how can indigenous artists and storytellers use indigenous media practices as a tool for decolonization and self-determination? What will their stories tell us and how can they adapt modern media formats to communicate their own cultural knowledge to wider audiences?
Dr hab Lidia Guzy is a social anthropologist and scholar of religions. She is the Head of the Study of Religions Department and Lecturer in Contemporary South Asian Religions, University College Cork, Ireland and she is co-Director of the Marginalised and Endangered Worldviews Study Centre (MEWSC) at UCC: this is the first centre in Ireland to place endangered worldviews of indigenous peoples and their cultural expressions in their core mission statement in order to bring together scholars and non-governmental actors.
She is also
Leslie MacKenzie is a film producer
Venkat Raman Singh Shyam
Venkat Raman Singh Shyam is a contemporary Pardhan Gond artist who works with murals, etchings, mixed media
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- Dust Echoes was a series of twelve animated
dreamtimestories from Central Arnhem Land in Northern Australia, produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation; the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) is an Aboriginal owned media organisationhas also had a major role in the maintenance of indigenous language and culture in central Australia. The National Film Board of Canada has produced films about First Nations peoples that have addressed social and political issues, cultural preservation and the creative arts as well as collaborations in the medium of animation. In the former Soviet Union Soyuzmultfilm was the most influentialanimation studio until its breakup in 1991; in Scotland, West Highland Animation produced animated films of the native Gaelic stories during a period of over two decades, from 1985-2005.
Organiser: In association with Adivasi Arts Trust (UK)
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