Journal article

Emergent film production in the Pacific: Oceanic strategies of connection and exchange

Polly Stupples, Katerina Teaiwa, Christiaan De Beukelaer, T Melanie Puka

International Journal of Cultural Policy | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021


Cultural policies that promote film production and exchange in small island states face numerous challenges (including training, funding, and infrastructure). Yet, in the Pacific, Indigenous film-making is a key strategy for redressing reductive framing of the region during the colonial period (which continues today), and the last 20 years has seen a growing movement towards greater Pacific Island film production. In addition, the creative industries (including film) are currently being explored as an alternative development pathway although this has met with mixed response from governments in the region. In this changing context, and recognising the political importance of Indigenous film p..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The research is supported by the Royal Society of New Zealand's Marsden Fund.