Stories told through film or television, have the unique ability to help us understand alternative experiences and view points. An important part of the work by Screen Australia
, is the focus on helping to share stories from minority or under-represented groups, such as Australia's indigenous stories. Penny Smallacombe
is the Head of Indigenous content at Screen Australia. Penny is a Member of the Maramanindji people, from the Northern Territory. She has produced numerous documentaries, produced and directed content for ABC Television and was a a Senior Programmer for NITV at SBS.
In today’s episode of Be The Drop, recorded LIVE at the Screen Makers Conference
, Penny shares her journey in the film and screen industry. She discusses the critical importance of creating and sharing indigenous stories via the screen and also provides a range of tips, to help people get started in the industry.
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