In My Blood It Runs 2019 PG

1.30PM Fri 11 Oct 2019 (1hr 24mins)
GOMA | Cinema B | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

Able to speak three languages and an apprentice healer within the Arrernte/Garrwa community in Alice Springs, ten-year old Dujuan is at risk of expulsion from school.

Charismatic and smart, Dujuan struggles to navigate the divide between his heritage and the demands of the state education system. His failing grades and misbehaviour draw attention from the police and social services. Meanwhile, the unfolding Don Dale detention centre scandal casts a shadow over his community. Filmed in collaboration with Dujuan and his family, Maya Newell’s follow-up to Gayby Baby 2015 is an intimate and urgent account of the pursuit of personal dignity and social justice for Indigenous youth in the Northern Territory.

CREDITS

84 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH, ABORIGINAL ENGLISH AND ARRERNTE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTOR: MAYA NEWELL / PRODUCERS: LARISSA BEHRENDT, MAYA NEWELL, RACHEL NANINAAQ EDWARDSON, SOPHIE HYDE / CAST: CAROL TURNER, COLIN MAWSON, DAJUAN HOOSAN, JAMES MAWSON, JIMMY MAWSON, MARGARET HOOSAN, MEGAN HOOSAN / RIGHTS: CLOSER PRODUCTIONS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP