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Our Own Image: A Story of a M?ori Filmmaker

Barry Barclay


Acclaimed Māori filmmaker Barry Barclay’s Our Own Image relates the experiences of making his documentaries and his critically acclaimed feature-length film Ngati (1987), widely credited as the first fiction feature by a member of an indigenous community. Barclay details his views on the process of filmmaking within his own Māori community and discusses how his work differed from popular cinema, advocating for indigenous control, participation, and perspectives in media. Our Own Image gives an in-depth depiction of the changes Barclay’s approach contributed to the field of documentaries, as we ... More

Keywords: film studies, media studies, documentary, Barry Barclay, Maori, Maori film, indigenous studies, New Zealand film, cultural criticism, indigenous cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816697618
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816697618.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry Barclay, author