In My Blood it Runs

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In My Blood it Runs

Directed by Maya Newell

  • Australia 2019; 85 min
  • Original version: English
  • Genre: Documentary

Synopsis

Ten-year-old Dujuan 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.

Production

  • CLOSER PRODUCTIONS

    Tamara Hardman 

  • KIDS FILMP PTY LTD

    Lisa Sherrard