Spotlighting diverse Australian cultural work.
Our current season is presented by the StoryCasters Project.
The pandemic experience shows we can’t afford to ignore this problem any longer, argues multimedia producer Mary Tran. She offers ideas for change, in this piece supported by Diversity in Australian Media.
The industry needs to get comfortable with having uncomfortable conversations around race, says young Chinese-Australian producer Annie Thiele, offering suggestions for positive change.
I’m Cessalee: a Black woman, DEI consultant, director and performer, arts audience member, and advocate for a better industry – can we talk?
Ella Havelka and Evie Ferris are trailblazers in a deeply traditional and elitist artform. They call for a more nurturing environment.
Gloria Demillo advocates for meaningful community engagement and dignified representation.
Who has the right to strip an Australian from participating in an Australian identity? What is an Australian? In front and behind the camera?
Kalu Oji gives the perspective of an African-Australian film school graduate.
Filmmaker Jessica Magro has many reasons to celebrate the artistic success of Pacific Islander hip-hop artists.
Championing diversity without dismantling institutional racism is like putting up a ‘safe to dive’ sign without doing any work to deepen the pool, writes Katrina Irawati Graham.
‘The conditions under which storytelling exists in so-called Australia is dismal. Very little funding trickles down to marginalised communities.’
What is ‘intersectionality’? Pearl Tan and Priya A. Roy explain the concept and how it can make for better stories and a more diverse industry.
Powerful white men will continue to dominate unless there’s a real revolution for diversity in our media, argues Cross-Cultural Consultant Tasneem Chopra OAM.
From finding the box office to seeing other faces that look like yours, accessibility is about more than bathrooms and lifts, argues Tasnim Hossain.
If you are a neurodiverse Aboriginal woman, it is next to impossible to sit back from the truth and witness the unconscious bias.
A call to move away from superficial efforts at inclusion and bring about meaningful change in how community engagement and outreach is practised in the arts.
A relationship drama plays out with a touch of mystery in the new SBS shortform series set on the wild west coast of Tasmania, says Raveena Grover
Celebrity culture, Twitter and the commodification of Black women all combine in a potent brew.
It’s imperative for young Australians to see various representations of cultures and languages that are appropriate for them.
Lorraine Hansberry’s timeless family drama untangles the complexity of race, misogyny and the pursuit of the American dream.
Inspired by real stories, and shot on the streets of Kabul, Granaz Moussavi’s quiet, anti-war film left its Adelaide Film Festival audience speechless, writes Travis Akbar.
Brisbane-based animation company Like a Photon delivers another crowd-pleaser, with Deborah Mailman’s lead voice a real highlight, says Diversity in Australian Media reviewer Naavikaran.
Laurence Billiet’s tender insight into one of our most celebrated sports stars is joyous and timely, says First Nations critic Bryan Andy.
Told through songlines and stories, this response to the colonial celebration of Captain Cook is passionate and affirming, writes First Nations author and poet Vika Mana.
Beautifully told and collaboratively made, Cousins is a powerful story of three Māori girls separated by forced assimilation, says reviewer Didi de Graaf.
Documenting the rise of the legendary Polynesian record label in 90s’ and 00’s Aotearoa/NZ against a backdrop of racism, this is an important and entertaining film about culture and identity, says Sonja Hammer.
Gulpilil takes centre stage one last time in a meditative portrait of one of our most complex, brilliant and important screen performers.
The anthology film by CALD writers and directors, offers Sydney characters that are grounded and real.
A tale of conflicted loyalties against a monumental testament to beauty.
Brotherly love tested through a vigorous examination of (identity) politics.