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Ethno-Eco Dialogue Film and Thesis Dataset

Zemits, Birut Irena : Ethno-Eco Dialogue Film and Thesis Dataset.

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Contact Name Zemits, Birut Irena
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Postal Address Charles Darwin University Library, Ellengowan Drive, Brinkin, NT 0810
Access Condition Open access to thesis and film via CDU eSpace. For original data contact Dr Birut Zemits:
Project Description This dataset was prepared for a visual arts PHD research project that explored how different styles of documentary film can extend dialogue about identity in natural places. It examined how this identity links to actions for environmental sustainability, considering diverse cultural views. Interviews, visually interpreted surveys, documented events and 5 short films from filmmaking workshops with international and local participants, provided the content for two main films. The first film, ‘There we Were, Here we Are’, is bilingual in English and Latvian and explores cultural and generational shifts in affinity to natural places. The second film, ‘Sharing Vision’ depicts many actions people have taken to promote environmental sustainability in Darwin from 2008-2009. The written exegesis provides an explanation of theory and methods used in research alongside a discussion of the way films can be used to promote actions on a local and global level.
Data Collection Name Ethno-Eco Dialogue Film and Thesis Dataset
Creator Zemits, Birut Irena
Keyword natural environment
environmental sustainability
environmental protection
cultural identity and environment
Description of Resource 330+ (1 x text, 2 documentary films as research outputs, 5 supplementary short films about research methodology, 36 filmed interviews, 236 surveys, talent releases and survey summary spreadsheet). 
Language eng
ANZSRC Field of Research (FoR) Code 1902 - Film, Television and Digital Media
Related Publications Related thesis at

Zemits, Birut. Biodiversity: Who Knows, Who Cares? [online]. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2006: 99-107. Availability: <;dn=629322325268736;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 0814-0626.
Copyright Notice Copyright and Intellectual Property held by Dr Birut Zemits. CC BY-NC-ND: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivatives 3.0 AU
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