CURRICULUM VITAE

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BIOGRAPHY
 

Magali McDuffie, Filmmaker, Consultant, PhD Scholar, Graduate Certificate in Applied Anthropology (University of Western Australia, Perth), Masters of Languages and Linguistics, Graduate Diploma in Translation, (IPLV, Université Catholique de l'Ouest, France), Business Diploma (British Chamber of Commerce), Masters of Film and Television (Bond University), APA Scholarship recipient (2010), Visiting Research Fellow, AIATSIS (2011-2013), Watervale Award Recipient (2016), currently a PhD scholar at the National Centre for Indigenous Studies (Australian National University).

As a professional filmmaker, Magali McDuffie has worked for ten years with and for Aboriginal communities across Australia, and has also been engaged in a wide range of local and state government projects both as a filmmaker and consultant. Her filmography includes documentaries, short films, national community service announcements, and corporate videos. Her ongoing collaboration with Nyikina women in the Kimberley over the past eight years has led her to her PhD studies in which she privileges the voices of Nyikina women, and looks at how these have influenced cultural actions, economic and self-determination initiatives, through filmed interviews and narratives, using film as an advocacy tool. Through a Foucauldian deconstruction of the historical, anthropological and development discourses that have influenced Nyikina women’s lived experiences, coupled with a strongly Indigenist methodology, Magali seeks to empower the women in their constantly evolving social and political roles and examines their agency in an increasingly neo-colonial context. Their collaborative work has led to the presentation of their films at the Human Rights Commission in UNESCO, and at national and international film festivals and conferences in France, Scotland, and New Zealand.
 


FILMOGRAPHY


Documentaries

03.15: “Three Sisters, Women of High Degree” – Madjulla Inc., for:
- National Indigenous Television (2015)
- International Festival of Douarnenez "Coups de Coeur" (2015)
- International Rochefort Pacifique Film Festival (2014) 
02.14: “Warlangkooroo-Kandarra”: Stories of Noonkanbah Country, Madjulla Inc., Broome
05.12: “Mardoowarra, Living Water” – Madjulla Inc., Broome for UNESCO Human Rights Commission Presentation
03.11: “Sweet Harvests: Sikhs & South Sea Islanders in the Banana and Sugar Cane Industries” – Migration & Heritage Centre & Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
12.08: “Families of Fortune: Chinese Migrants in the Tweed”, Migration & Heritage Centre & Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
02.08: “Robert Watson”, Madjulla Inc., Broome
08.07: “Jarlmadangah Burru : Celebrating 20 years of Achievements”, Jarlmadangah Burru Aboriginal Community
04.06: “Bypassed : The Erosion of Our Cultural and Environmental Landscapes”,Tugun Cobaki Alliance, Gold Coast

Short Films

09.14: “Indigenous River Voices: Reading Our Kandri”, for Reading the Country Conference, Melbourne
09.14: “Gulbujargu Personal Development Program”, Gulbujargu Inc., Derby
08.14: “Mapping and Protecting Our Sacred Sites”, Madjulla Inc. with Auckland University of Technology
12.12: "O'Connor Boathouse All-Black Dances project" - Griffith University, Brisbane
01.12: “Anne Poelina: My Story”, Madjulla Inc., Broome
10.11: "Walmadany Coroboree", Madjulla Inc., Broome, for UNESCO Human Rights Commission Presentation
09.11: "AIATSIS National Conference", AIATSIS, Canberra. 
02.10: “Nyikina Language Hub”, Madjulla Inc., Broome
01.08:  “ICV Stories: 3 Short Films” – Indigenous Community Volunteers, Canberra - Parnngurr, Palm Island, & Adelaide
05.05: “Behind the Scenes”, Homegrown Filmworks, Tweed Shire City of the Arts 2003-2005
11.04: “Ride the Van”, National Geographic Sydney

Corporate Videos

04.15: “Defending Country Conference”, for the National Centre for Indigenous Studies, ANU
04.14: “Yurung Dhaura Landand Resource Management Team”, Environment and Sustainable Development Department,  ACT Government, & National Parks ACT
07.10: “Education, Training, Enterprise: Building Futures at the Majala Wilderness Centre”, Madjulla Inc. & ITEC
05.10: “Reclaiming the Mardoowarra: River of Life”, Madjulla Inc., for the Annual Native Title Conference, Canberra
04.10: “Brunswick River Plant”, Byron Shire Council - Winner Local Government Awards
01.09: “Seize The Moment”, Aboriginal Adventures, Oongkalkada Wilderness Camp, Udialla
09.08: “Nyikina Film Projects”, Madjulla Inc., Broome
06.08: “Tweed River Committee Projects”, Tweed Shire Council, Murwillumbah
03.08: “The Majala Wilderness Centre” – Madjulla Inc., Broome, WA
01.08:  “Pandanus Park Community” – Pandanus Park, WA
10.07:  “Tweed Shire Water Supply” – Educational DVD, Tweed Shire Council
02.07:  “Nyikina Cultural Centre”, Nyikina Inc., Derby, WA
11.06:  “Shaping a Distintive Environment Program”, NSW Ministry for the Arts & Tweed Shire Council
10.06:  “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program”, NSW Ministry for the Arts  & Tweed Shire Council
06.06:  “Let your GP know: Be Proud, Think Health”, Indigenous Health, NSW Department of Health & Ageing
05.06:  “Homegrown Filmworks”, NSW Ministry for the Arts & Tweed Shire Council
10.03:  “SEA Project”, Environmental Division, Byron Shire Council, Byron Bay

Commercials

12.09:  “Heart of the Tweed”, (12x30s commercials, regional networks)
10.07:  “ICV Canberra, National Community Service Announcements Campaign” (5 CSAs)
11.06:  "Seniors Expo" (1x15s, 1x30s commercial, regional networks)
07.05:  “Wyndham Cruises”, (2x30s, regional networks)
09.03:  “Tweed Tourism” – TACTIC – 6x15s National Network Commercials (editor)