Communication landscapes and the work of Māori Television
- Date: Thursday, 30 March, 2017
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets
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The shift and shape of emerging narratives in Aotearoa
Filmmaker and philosopher Barry Barclay coined the term “communication landscapes” to describe his film and media practices, which sought to give voice to the diverse realities of Māori. In this talk Jo Smith draws on Barclay’s metaphor to discuss research findings from her book Māori Television: the first ten years.
The talk will focus on Māori audience responses to Māori TV content and the ways in which this indigenous media organization helps to shift and shape emerging narratives of this place called Aotearoa/New Zealand.
About the speaker
Jo Smith is an Associate Professor in the School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies.