IN MY BLOOD IT RUNS
2020 | Dir Maya Newell | 84min | Australia
Ten-year-old Dujuan (played by himself) is a child-healer, a good hunter and speaks three languages. As he shares his wisdom of history and the complex world around him we see his spark and intelligence. Yet Dujuan is ‘failing’ in school and facing increasing scrutiny from welfare and the police. As he travels perilously close to incarceration, his family fight to give him a strong Arrernte education alongside his western education lest he becomes another statistic. We walk with him as he grapples with these pressures, shares his truths and somewhere in-between finds space to dream, imagine and hope for his future self.
“White people educate our kids in the way they want them to be
educated. But I want them to learn their language. So they can carry
on their language. I want my children to grow up learning in both
ways.” Carol Turner, Dujuan’s Grandmother and Collaborating Director.
Watch at home now for £10.00 – DLC receives a share of the ticket price. Stream available for 72 hours after play started. Film run ends on 25 November 2020.