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Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal
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Dot West has had an interest in media from a young age and has worked in the print industry, producing the glossy magazine Aboriginal and Islander Identity and a monthly newspaper Aboriginal and Islander Forum.
By the late 1980s, she had begun working in the radio industry, before expanding her interests into film and television. West was the Chairperson of the National Indigenous Media Association of Australia and the head of Productions and Business Develpment with Goolarri Media in Broome

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The Circuit : Series 2 2009 single work film/TV Aboriginal lawyer Drew Ellis continues his journey through the chaotic, challenging world of the Kimberley Court, a circuit that takes a magistrate and an entourage of court officers and lawyers on a regular five-day, 2000-kilometre round trip to dispense justice to the dusty, remote communities of northern Western Australia. (Screen Australia record)
2010 nominated Australian Film Institute Awards Best Television Drama Series
2009 winner AWGIE Awards Television Mini-Series - Original
The Circuit 2007 single work film/TV

'The Circuit is set in the Kimberley region of North Western Australia. It is a place of two seasons; the wet and the dusty dry. Known for its beauty, vastness and hardship, this region is a land rich in history for its traditional owners, but now sits within the confines of white ownership and white law. This is the home of The Circuit, the Magistrate's Court, which visits far-flung communities several days a month, bringing conveyor-belt justice dealt swiftly and fairly. Working between two worlds and juggling white law with traditional lore, means that justice can be a slippery beast.'

Source: SBS website, http://www.sbs.com.au/
Sighted: 09/07/2007

2007 winner Human Rights Awards Television Award
2007 nominated Australian Film Institute Awards Best Screenplay in Television
2007 winner Deadly Sounds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards Excellence in Film & Theatrical Score For Richard Frankland's direction.
2007 nominated AWGIE Awards Television Award Mini Series Original
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