In My Blood It Runs
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In My Blood It Runs

GENERAL SCREENING
Fri
30
Fri Aug 30 10:00 AM

Cinema 3 Orana Cinemas Busselton
General Admission
84 Mins
August
Fri Aug 30

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.

Director Maya Newell’s first feature Gayby Baby (Hot Docs, Good Pitch Aus, London BFI), sparked a national debate in Australia when it was banned in schools. Told through the lens of four children in same-sex families during the fight for Marriage Equality, the film offered the voice of those being ignored. Made in collaboration with Dujuan and his family In My Blood It Runs tackles another heated topic, First Nations education and juvenile justice and places the missing voice of children front and centre.

August
Fri Aug 30

Cinema 3 Orana Cinemas Busselton

27 Albert Street Busselton, Western Australia, 6280