Kate Rogers

Kate Rogers

After completing a Bachelor of Arts majoring in history and archaeology at the Australian National University, Kate spent several years working as a field-hand for an Australian archaeology consultancy during which she began experimenting with film and making DVDs of surveys and excavations to accompany reports to stakeholders. Intrigued by the potentials of the medium, she then completed a Masters of Film and Television specialising in documentary filmmaking at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University. Her Masters graduating film, The Woods (2013), explored the impacts of violence against women on a Melbourne neighborhood and was screened at Sheffield DocFest (2014), St Tropez International Film Festival (2014), and Palm Springs International Film Festival (2014). Kate has also worked as a transcriber, videographer, and film editor for the Deepening Histories of Place project (Australian National University, University of Sydney, University of Western Sydney); the Freedom Stories documentary project (Flying Carpet Films); and A History of Aboriginal Sydney (University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, and Western Sydney University), the National Museum of Australia, and the Department of Archaeology and International Office at the University of Southampton. Kate is now exploring the relationship between documentary filmmaking and archaeology for her PhD research at the University of Southampton.