In My Blood it Runs: Screening and Panel Discussion
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The Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration (ISRC) presents an exclusive screening of In My Blood it Runs, followed by a panel discussion with Jane Vadiveloo and Dr Sana Nakata, facilitated by Professor Sarah Maddison.
Prescreening reception from 5.00 pm
Screening from 5.45pm
Panel discussion 7.30pm–8.30pm
On the film:
From the director of Gayby Baby and the producers of 52 Tuesdays, this documentary follows Dujuan, a 10-year-old Arrernte boy from Mparntwe (Alice Springs) in Australia.
"Full of life and exuberance, he learns, with the support of his loving mother and grandmother, to hunt, speak two Indigenous languages and become a healer. Dujuan is politically astute and a leader in the making. But within the westernised school system, his strength and intellect go unnoticed and the colonial approaches to education threaten him with failing grades. At the time of filming, 100% of the youth in Alice Springs detention centres were Aboriginal, and throughout the film it becomes increasingly clear that the system is set up to work against young boys like Dujuan. This powerful film, made in collaboration with Dujuan's family, is an emotional journey through the fight to mend an educational schism between traditional culture and colonial ideas and solidify a future for the youth." – Heather Haynes, Hot Docs Film Festival
For more information and to watch the trailer go to: https://inmyblooditruns.com/