Satellite Dreaming was a TV documentary that I co-produced with CAAMA in 1991. It told the history of Indigenous media in Australia and showed the beginnings of Aboriginal media organisations and activities in Australia’s Centre. I have maintained a strong interest in the area since then - returning to Alice Springs on a research trip in 2011. This site, as it develops, will be a record of my – and other’s – continuing fascination with the subject.
Tony Dowmunt convenes MA Screen Documentary and co-ordinates the AVPhD practice-based doctoral research programme at Goldsmiths, University of London.
He was a Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts, funded by the AHRC, from 2003-6, doing a project investigating autobiographical documentary and the video diary form, in both theory and practice, which he then converted into a practice-based PhD awarded in 2010.
Previously, as well as teaching, he worked as a television Producer/Director for twenty five years, and as a community media activist. His more recent work involved innovative arts documentaries. His other research interests have included 'alternative media' and the growing field of practice research in the moving image. He was a founder member of the steering group of AVPhD, a training organisation for all those involved in audio-visual practice/research doctorates.