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Indigenous people are underrepresented offscreen on film-sets, and misrepresented onscreen. This has always been true in cinema and progress towards proper representation has been incredibly slow.
This has effects both on Indigenous people, and how the rest of society views them. It limits career opportunities for Indigenous filmmakers, restricts Indigenous role models on film, and reinforces cultural misunderstandings in society.
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Film and Media Studies | Indigenous Studies
Ninham, Nathaniel, "Indigenous Representation in Cinema" (2019). 2019 Cohort. 8.