Bit of Black Business 2007 Short Film Series

http://aso.gov.au/titles/shorts/days-like-these/clip1/Bit of Black Business Series

This indigenous TV series demonstrates  a shift from etic to emic in representation. In contrast to much of the  mainstream media and film  attempts to define Indigenous Australians by western categories  the issues are presented by those of the indigenous people themselves. This episode is directly linked to the idea of self determinism vs assimilation through the issue of employment. For many indigenous Australians achievement of employment may require sacrificing  elements of their culture, which may in turn have a negative impact upon their wellbeing. Dockery  thus suggests we must raise questions over the appropriateness of standard socio-economic indicators. (2010)

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