In My Blood It Runs
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About the Event
Virtual Tickets are $10. for 3 days of viewing. Our share of online ticket sales will be donated to The Children’s Ground, a non-profit led by Aboriginal communities (the film's advisors who are also educators and grandmothers) working to transform education and create a future filled with empowerment, hope and opportunity.
My Blood It Runs (2019), directed by Maya Newell, follows Dujuan, a 10-year-old Arrernte boy from Mparntwe (Alice
Springs) in Australia. Dujuan is an Angangkere (healer), a hunter, and speaks three languages. Full of life and exuberance he shares his wisdom of history and the complex world around. Yet Dujuan is ‘failing’ in school; facing increasing scrutiny from welfare authorities and the police; and travelling perilously close to incarceration. A collaboration with Dujuan's family and Arrernte elders, In My Blood It Runs is an emotional journey through traditional culture, colonial ideas, and the people in-between. Visionary in form, content, and process In My Blood It Runs was nominated for the Australian Academy Award (AACTA) for Best Documentary and Best Cinematography. At the time of filming, 100% of the youth in Alice Springs detention centres were Aboriginal. Recently Dujuan Hoosan became the youngest person ever to address the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on behalf of the Human Rights Law Centre, Hoosan spoke of his struggles engaging with the Australian school system and the importance of Indigenous-led education.