The films and television series featured on this map are representative of diverse models of screen production, from small independent works to big-budget feature films. They have been supported by a range of screen organisations including the Indigenous Branch of Screen Australia (formerly Film Australia), state film agencies, Indigenous production units in Australian public broadcasting services (ABC, SBS), Remote Indigenous Media organisations, the National Indigenous Television service (NITV), and, more recently, global media companies. When story location is not known, we have used production company location.

The involvement of Aboriginal people in the making of film and video has increased at such a rate since 1979 that the field can be seen with some hindsight and quantification as a minor social revolution.

Marcia Langton, Professor of Indigenous Studies.‘“Well I Heard it on the Radio…‘’’, 1993.