Eresource update: Ethnographic Video Online: Indigenous Voices

Ethnographic Video Online: Indigenous Voices has approximately 500 hours of documentaries, feature and short films made by indigenous filmmakers and communities.  The videos cover topics such as health, environment and climate change, cultural identity and cultural change, family and kinship, agriculture, food and sustainability and human rights.   

The films are contributed from international media organisations like the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, the Indigenous Film Archive of Nepal, the Mexican Film Institute, and the National Film Board of Canada. 

Ethnographic Video Online: Indigenous Voices has documentaries and independent films useful for researchers and students in cultural studies and anthropology.  It also has short films and tv series interesting for a wider audience. 

Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.

Special From The Garma Festival 2016

Birthright: Stan Grant explores land, lore, economic prosperity and who really owns your backyard.

Dances of Life

For 50,000 years the peoples of the Pacific Islands have expressed and perpetuated their cultural values through dance. This unique form of artistic and historical expression has survived ocean voyages of thousands of miles, cyclones, volcanic eruptions, and internecine wars.

But the greatest threat to their dance traditions came from European and American colonizers who disapproved of these "pagan" and "primitive practices" and attempted to destroy them. They almost succeeded.

First Contact, Episode 1

The journey begins. The six participants are brought to the heart of Aboriginal Australia - Uluru.

Waiting for the group is award winning journalist, Ray Martin. Ray reveals to the group that they will spend the next 24 hours hosted by Aboriginal families in a place where more indigenous people live than just about anywhere else in Australia – Sydney.

The outspoken Aussies have their views challenged on everything from welfare to Aboriginal identity. 

How to Access

You can access eresources in the Library, either by using a Library computer or with your own device connected to the Library’s free wi-fi.

This eresource is also available outside of the Library, however you must be a New South Wales resident and have a current Library card.