In My Blood It Runs (2019)

  • Documentary, History
  • 1h 30m

​​This critically acclaimed documentary follows the charismatic 10-year-old Dujuan who lives in Mparntwe (Alice Springs), Australia. Dujuan has a strong connection to his culture, speaks three languages, and is regarded as a healer in his community. 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. In this powerful portrait, made in collaboration with Dujuan’s family, Maya Newell puts the beauty, resilience, and challenges of the Northern Territory’s Indigenous children in the spotlight.

Director

Maya Newell

Languages

English, Aboriginal

Country

Australia