Producer Sarah Martin
Interview with Michael Schubert about the documentary
In Search of Silence, a SoundMinds Special Project
Sarah Martin, a producer from The Wire and Radio Adelaide made an audio interview for Storychaser with Michael about the ideas behind Silence and the process of making a documentary. Listen in to hear about the thinking behind the documentary, the value of critique and mentoring and why he got interested in silence in the first place.
Sarah Martin produces content for The Wire and is particularly focused on science journalism. Her own documentary on genetically modified food Food For Thought is on the NFDS website.
Producer: Dallas Rogers
Female Chinese Australians: A Feminist Tale of Multiculturalism
Stella Sun is a Chinese Australian woman who was born on Thursday Island in 1931. Stella travelled to mainland Australia when she was 17 years old. Dr Alanna Kamp has been interviewing women like Stella about their experiences of belonging and exclusion as female Chinese Australians during the White Australia Policy era.
The women Alanna is interviewing piece many memories together to tell rich stories about migration, settlement and family. In this episode, Dallas talks to Alanna about researching Chinese Australian women during the White Australia period. He learns she is putting these women front and centre of her research to produce a feminist reading of about the birth of Australian multiculturalism.
Alanna Kamp (BA BSc (UNSW); PhD (WSU)) is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Urban Research Program/School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University (WSU). As an historical and cultural geographer, Alanna is interested in feminist and postcolonial understandings of the migrant experience and attitudes to immigration in Sydney. She is particularly interested in the ways in which historical geographies of migrant experience have contemporary relevance and shape current community experiences and identities. Alanna is also a member of the Challenging Racism Project at WSU.
Recent publications include:
The virtues and challenges of comparative analyses of immigration, migrant settlement and transnationalism (2015)
Chinese Australian women in White Australia: utilising available sources to overcome the challenge of “invisibility” (2013)
A failed political attempt to use global Islamophobia in Western Sydney: the ‘Lindsay leaflet scandal’ (2012)
Formative Geographies of Belonging in White Australia: Constructing the National Self and Other in Parliamentary Debate, 1901 (2010)
Indigenous Australians’ Attitudes Towards Multiculturalism, Cultural Diversity, ‘Race’ and Racism (2010)
The hopeful and exclusionary politics of Islam in Australia: looking for alternative geographies of ‘Western Islam’ (2009)