Santilla Chingaipe for ACMI: ‘If we’re not careful, we can regress’

Santilla Chingaipe, historian and documentary filmmaker, will speak at ACMI's Being Seen on Screen conference. Here's what she had to say ahead of the talk.

Australian filmmaker, historian, and author Santilla Chingaipe is making waves across the media landscape – and not only with her powerful work exploring the country’s complex history of colonialism, slavery, and post-colonial migration.

Chingaipe is also the founder of Behind The Screens, an annual program supported by VicScreen that aims to increase the representation of historically excluded groups in the industry. Through this program, she continually creates opportunities for filmmakers from diverse backgrounds to tell their stories and bring much-needed diversity to the screen.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports