Romaine Moreton

Writer, filmmaker, scholar, philosopher and Director of First Nations & Outreach at AFTRS

Dr Romaine Moreton is Goenpul Yagerabul Minjungbul Bundjalung, South Sea Islander woman. Romaine is the Director of First Nations & Outreach at AFTRS. She is an internationally recognised writer of poetry, prose, and film, and is a philosopher. While a Research Fellow Filmmaker in Residence at Monash, she completed the powerful transmedia work One Billion Beats, that examined the historical representation of Aboriginal people in Australian cinema. Prior to that, she was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Newcastle and worked on a project about Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property in the digital space. With Dr Lou Bennett, Romaine worked closely with AFTRS to deliver a first-of-its-kind Indigenous Curriculum for screen and broadcast, focussed through the lens of ethics and aesthetics. She has published three collections of poetry: Rimfire, the CD-book Post Me to the Prime Minister, and Poems from a Homeland. Romaine with Dr Bennett are cofounders of Binung Boorigan Pty Ltd, a practice-led research production company specialising in First Nations language and storytelling activism.