This chapter examines two key strategies pursued by Australian Indigenous screen producers in pursuit of mainstream reception: cross-cultural ‘cross-over’ features, and Indigenous-produced and themed primetime television drama and reality television formats. This chapter also argues that whilst there is much to celebrate about the new wave of Indigenous screen production, there is also a critical imperative to closely analyse the different textual strategies employed by Indigenous screen creatives’ use of the mainstream as a space of cross-cultural exchange.
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