Satellite Boy (2012) © Matt Nettheim

Screenwest wishes to advise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors that this section may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons

There are protocols for working with Indigenous content and communities. Screen Australia has developed the document Pathways and Protocols: A filmmaker’s guide to working with Indigenous people, culture and concepts. It 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.

The guide also includes contact details for key organisations such as land councils*, Indigenous media associations and broadcasters, industry agencies, Indigenous cultural advisors, script consultants and permit offices.

*For more information about Western Australia’s Aboriginal Land and Sea Councils, see our interactive Indigenous Map.