In My Blood It Runs


2019 Season

What is it like to be a smart 10-year-old aboriginal boy in a remote part of Australia where 100 percent of youth in detention centers are your people?

This film is a rare insight into the world of 10-year-old Dujuan, an Arrernte/Garrwa boy living in Alice Springs who is a child-healer and speaks three languages yet is “failing” in school. Made in collaboration with Dujuan and his family, the film is an illuminating and hopeful look at the plight of Indigenous peoples in Northern Australia, and an examination of how negative educational reinforcement takes a toll on young people everywhere, but especially Indigenous children.