Skip to main content

Decolonising Indigenous Film Heritage: Lessons from Australia and Aotearoa

When: Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Online Zoom and BLOC Cinema, Arts One Building Mile End Road Queen Mary University of London London E1 4NS


In an event bringing together two conversations and a screening, James and Meredith, in charge of ABC Archives Indigenous Collections and Deputy Chief Executive of Māori - Pou Ārahi, respectively, will illustrate their work decolonising archival film practices, including indexing, protocols of consultation and digitisation and curatorship.

As part of the IHSS Research Programme Global Epistemologies talks series, Tasha James (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) and Paul Meredith (Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, New Zealand) will be joining Dr Nikolaus Perneczky and Dr Grazia Ingravalle (both from Queen Mary University of London) to discuss theories and practices of decolonising indigenous film archives.

Dr Mario Slugan (Queen Mary University of London) will moderate the discussion.


3 - 3.10 pm: Introduction by Dr Slugan

3.10 - 3.30 pm: Presentation by Tasha James

3.30 - 4.30 pm: Dr Perneczky in conversation with Tasha James, followed by Q&A

4.30 - 5 pm: Break and refreshments

5 - 6 pm: Ngā Wai e Rua: Stories of Us (2019) film screening

6 - 7 pm: Dr Ingravalle in conversation with Paul Meredith, followed by Q&A

About the event 

All are welcome to join, but please book your place.

To join the in-person event, go to Eventbrite page.

for an online event, register here.

Image: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Archives supplied the still: on location for Alcheringa, c. 1963, shooting a hunting scene. L-R female lead Doris Simpson, Joan Cooley, "Nobby" Clarke, Frank Few, John Murray, Doug Hyslop and script assistant Jean Tobias, with actors Tom Clayton and Harry Williams.

Back to top