Portrait Pauline Clague

Pauline Clague




With a myriad of filmmakers from around the world, we will explore where power lies and how power can be shared when we start to understand our past and present. We will talk about decolonisation, restorative storytelling and the struggle to find your own place.


Pauline Clague is Associate Professor, Manager of Cultural Resilience Hub, Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education & Research at the UTS. A Yaegl woman from North Coast NSW she has worked as a storyteller and producer in film and TV for 25 years.

She is founder and Artistic Director of Winda Film Festival in Sydney, a programmer for imagineNATIVE media +arts festival in Toronto, Canada and co-creator of NativeSlam, a 72 hour Indigenous film challenge held at Maoriland Film Festival in Otaki, New Zealand.

Her work in communities has centred around teaching Digital Storytelling as a platform for community to keep oral history active utilising new technologies. While working at NITV she created the landmark series “Our Stories, Our Way, Everyday” which in 3 years delivered around 380 short documentaries from around the country, winning her the Stanley Hawes award in 2015 for her contribution to Australian Documentaries.