Formations: Online Screening of In My Blood It Runs (2019)
Enjoy a free, online screening of documentary film In My Blood It Runs (2019), directed by Maya Newell. This event is part of Formations, an ongoing public events programme in response to Black History Month and the Decolonisation Agenda.
- From: Monday 22 November 2021, 12 am
- To: Friday 31 December 2021, 12 am
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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.
In My Blood It Runs was shot in Mparntwe (Alice Springs), Sandy Bore Homeland and Borroloola Community, Northern Territory, Australia over three and a half years. However the director Maya has been making films alongside Arrernte Elders and families at two Arrernte-led NGOs, Akeyulerrre and Children’s Ground for over a decade preceding the inception of this film. In My Blood It Runs rose organically from those relationships, and the film team want to acknowledge the deep trust and support from these core partner organisations who backed the telling of this story.
This event is part of Formations, an ongoing public events programme from Bonington Gallery and NTU's Postcolonial Studies Centre in response to Black History Month and the Decolonisation Agenda. Find out more about upcoming Formations events.
You can watch In My Blood It Runs (2019) for free on the Bonington Gallery YouTube channel.