SCEDI Webinar: No Stories about Us without Us, 17 November 2021, @ 7–8pm AWST (UTC+8)
SCEDI WEBINAR: Wednesday 17 November @ 7–8pm AWST (UTC+8)
No Stories About Us Without Us.
A CILECT/SCEDI event
Hosted by Associate Professor Cathy Henkel, Director of the WA Screen Academy, Edith Cowan University, Perth Australia
Diverse and equitable representation, both on and off screen, has been the subject of considerable debate recently in the Australian screen industry sector, as in other parts of the world
There can be little argument that more equitable representation is needed, in fact long overdue. The drive for more stories told by and about indigenous people, women, minority communities, people with disabilities and the LBGTQI+ community has been broadly welcomed.
But what happens when storytellers wish to step outside of their lived experience to tell a story? A contentious proposition arises: do we have the right to tell stories outside of our own community, identity and experience? Complex questions arise about the ownership of stories and who has the right to tell them.
Link to the seminar: https://vimeo.com/647253953