Nothing About Us Without Us : Community-Led Documentaries

This forum focuses on issues surrounding representation, diversity and autobiography in docos. [via Wikipedia] “Nothing About Us Without Us!” is a slogan used to communicate the idea That no policy should be decided by any representative without the full and direct participation of members of the group(s) affected by that policy. This involves national, ethnic, disability-based, or other groups that are often thought to be marginalised from political, social, and economic opportunities. How do documentaries change when they’re stories told about the self? We’ve invited 3 documentary directors to talk about their experiences telling stories about their own lives, or about their own communities – stories that don’t normally get told from the inside.

Moderated by Ana Tiwary of Diversity in Australian Media

alongside panelists:

Su Goldfish (The Last Goldfish)

Amin Palangi (Love Marriage in Kabul)

Adrian Russell Wills (Black Divas)

Lazarus Lordi (Wheel a Mile)

curated by Donna Hogan.