In My Blood It Runs

In My Blood It Runs

film-roll Australia / Color / 84' / 2019

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.

6 Dec - 18:00 / Cine Cinema
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Maya Newell

She is an Australian filmmaker with a focus on social impact documentary. She has directed award-winning short documentaries, "Two" and "Growing Up Gayby" and her feature documentary "Gayby Baby" (2015)."Gayby Baby" was selected for GoodPitch² Australia 2014, premiered at Hot Docs, screened at London BFI, Doc Leipzig, Doc NYC, is on Netflix US and reached No. 1 on iTunes doc charts during its UK release.

Director
Maya Newell
Screenplay
Maya Newell
Cinematography
Maya Newell
Editing
Maya Newell
Bryan Mason
Simon Price
Music
Benjamin Speed
Amit May Cohen
Sound Design
Kim Patrick
Film Cast
Dujuan
Carol
Megan
James
Margaret
Producer
Sophie Hyde
Language
English
Miscellaneous
Filmography
Gayby baby (2015)
Growing up Gayby (2013)
Two (2010)
Kids & Docs