The Directives, which come from the community of underrepresented members of the industry and general public who were consulted as part of the research, are a tool meant for the industry to use to educate themselves, develop strategies for change, and enact real, systemic and long-lasting transformation.

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Commissioned by the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and prepared by Marcia Nickerson with support from Communications MDR, this highly-anticipated guide provides cultural principles, key findings from a national consultation process, and best practices for filmmakers, production companies, and funders when depicting Indigenous content on screen, and how communities can be collaborative partners.

This guide was made possible through the support of: Canada Media Fund, the National Film Board of Canada, Ontario Creates, Telefilm Canada, Creative BC and the Inspirit Foundation.

For additional information on this guide, or to purchase a hardcopy, please contact imagineNATIVE or Canada’s Indigenous Screen Office.

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Screen Australia published this comprehensive guide for all filmmakers working with Indigenous content and communities. Researched and written by lawyer Terri Janke, this handbook provides advice about the ethical and legal issues involved in transferring Indigenous cultural material to the screen. It covers documentary and drama, including short dramas, feature films and television drama. Using real case studies as practical examples, the guide assists and encourages recognition and respect for the images, knowledge and stories of Indigenous people.

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Kin Theory fully supports the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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