Danielle Maclean i(6 works by)
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Warumungu people
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Danielle, MacLean is a Luritja/Warumumgu woman. Maclean's interest in film began in the mid-1990s at Central Australia Aboriginal Media Association Productions, where she spent six years in a directing traineeship under the guidance of indigenous director Erica Glynn. Maclean was also involved with the Nganampa Anwernekenhe documentary series where television programmes were presented in Aboriginal languages.

Maclean was also screenwriter and director for My Colour Your Kind (1998) and worked on the Bonita Mabo documentary, For Who I Am (2002). She has also worked as a researcher for television.

Awards for Works

Croker Island Exodus 2012 single work film/TV 'When the Japanese bombed Darwin in 1942, 95 Aboriginal children from the Stolen Generation, along with their missionary carers, were trapped on Croker Island, 200 kilometres off the Northern Territory coast. Their only route to safety was by boat to Barclay Point, then across Arnhem Land by foot, canoe and truck. They reached their final destination, a Methodist farm just south of Sydney, 44 days and almost 5000 kilometres later. Seventy years on, the now-elderly travellers look back on their epic journey and fractured childhoods.'

Source: Production website http://www.crokerislandexodus.com.au/ (Sighted 22/03/2013)
2013 finalist Deadly Sounds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards Film of the Year
Queen of Hearts 2003 single work film/TV
2004 winner Australian Film Institute Awards Best Screenplay in a Short Film
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