Behind the scenes on Rachel Perkins’ Boyer Lectures

Rachel Perkins will unveil her work on the Boyer Lectures from Friday. In the meantime, we explore the ABC's editorial process to turn ideas into story.

Julie Browning, Manager, Society and Culture at the ABC, is mostly a radio person with the privilege of guiding the annual Boyer Lectures. 

This year’s lectures come from Rachel Perkins, who will discuss the place of constitutional reform and reconciliation. It is a wonderful platform and a significant honour, a testament to an Indigenous filmmaker whose work is inseparable from her cultural struggle. Called ‘The End of Silence’, based on the Uluru-ku Tjukurpa or the Uluru Statement from the Heart they will start with a TV episode on ABC HD at 1.30pm. The three-part series starts on Radio National in the Big Ideas slot at 1.00pm on Saturday 16 November. It will arrive on the ABC podcast app.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.