Carolina Machado Oliveira

Dr Carolina Machado Oliveira

  • cmachadooliveira at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Lecturer in Factual
  • WH
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I am a Lecturer in Factual, devoted to helping students develop their own voice as a form of agency while placing emphasis on the ability to articulate thought through film and media making. As a practice-based researcher, my core research interest is on documentary authorship, transnationality, auto-ethnography and the complexities of on-screen self-representation. I use a critical-cultural approach to examining the role of identity, voice and agency in first-person narratives. I also have a related interest in Indigenous media production and representation.

In addition to my academic pursuits, I am also an experienced filmmaker with over 14 years of experience working across Latin America, the UK, and Europe. My diverse background includes work with a wide range of clients and sectors, spanning film distribution and exhibition having worked for UK distributor Dogwoof; as well as producing and directing for high-profile clients such as Spotify UK, Uber, Red Bull Media House as well as charities such as Amazon Watch and Survival International...


Internet Publications


  • Machado Oliveira, C., 2020. Brazil in progress : Talking about my generation. Using First Person documentary to analyse Brazilian large-scale social movements. PhD Thesis. University of Sussex.


Profile of Teaching PG

  • Storytelling
  • Approaches to Industry

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Digital Film
  • Film Language 1
  • Media Perspectives - Trasnational Cinema
  • Ideas, Development and Research
  • Understanding Distribution
  • Career Pathways
  • Production Portfolio 1 - Documentary Practice
  • Production Portfolio 2 - Realising Formats
  • Graduate Project (Media Production)

External Responsibilities

Internal Responsibilities

Journal Reviewing/Refereeing

  • Dandelion Journal, Open peer review, 03 Oct 2022

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Developing Engaging Stories in Documentary Filmmaking at IDA ( International Documentary Association)
  • Reimagining Film Distribution Webinar @ Show & Tell
  • Whose Story is it anyway? The ethics of exploiting subjects/contributors

Conference Presentations

  • Brazil Forum UK, 17 Jun 2023, Oxford University
  • Demoracy and Participation in Latin America, Brazil in Progress: Talking About my Generation, 11 May 2020, University of Sussex

Consultancy Activities

  • Documentary Distribution consultant, Film Distribution - The Territory (2022). Dcmist


  • MeCCSA, Member (2021-),
  • Nahemi, Member (2021-),
  • International Documentary Association, Member,