Fri 27 November 11:59pm
Sponsored by CityFibre
Director: Maya Newell
Starring: Dujuan Turner, Carol Turner, Megan Turner
Available to stream at home until Friday 27 November
In My Blood It Runs is an intimate and compelling documentary about ten-year-old Dujuan, an Arrernte/Garrwa Aboriginal boy from Alice Springs, Australia, who is not only a trilingual child-healer and good hunter, but addressed the United Nations last year.
Despite this, Dujuan is ‘failing’ in school and facing increasing scrutiny from social services and the police. As he travels perilously close to incarceration, his family fights to give him a strong Arrernte education alongside his western schooling, in an effort to save him from becoming another statistic. The documentary beautifully captures Dujuan’s journey as he grapples with the pressures of inequality in the education system, shares his truths and somehow finds space in between to dream, imagine and hope for his future self.
From director Maya Newell (Gayby Baby), made in collaboration with Arrernte and Garrwa families onscreen, this is an unmissable and essential story about the strength and resilience of First Nations communities.
★★★★ “IN MY BLOOD IT RUNS IS NEWELL’S BEST FILM YET” The Guardian
Stream on demand from Friday 6 November for £10. Watch as many times as you like for 3 days. 50% of the streaming fee goes towards supporting Northampton Filmhouse.
Please note, while In My Blood It Runs is listed on our website and we receive a share of the rental fee, the purchasing and rental agreement is between you and the film distributor for the movie.