In My Blood It Runs

In My Blood It Runs

  • 2019 -
  • Bingo Captioned Charter Docos Under The Skin Documentary Drama For My Fathers Kingdom Fukry Huahua Impact Kia Manawanui Long Time No Sea MFF2020 MRFF NATIVE Slam V Nga Matauranga Nga Putake Nga Raurekau Patutiki Sembradoras de Vida Short Documentary Short Drama Shorts Wairua Shorts Whakapapa Whanau Whenua
  • - 1 h 24 m

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.

Screening Information

10:30 am
Sunday 27 September 2020


Memorial Hall, 
Main Street, Ōtaki

  • Language English / Arrernte
  • Subtitles English
  • Indigenous Nation Arrernte
  • Country Australia
  • Director Maya Newell
  • Producer Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson
  • Producer Bio Rachel is a critically acclaimed Iñupiaq/Norwegian/Sami filmmaker and educator. She received the Sundance Fellowship in 2009 for her Iñupiaq Fantasy trilogy and short film, and her History of the Iñupiat was the first Native-funded, produced, written and director history documentary series in the United States. Rachel has worked in native educational reform Across Alaska, and led educational initiatives in Australia with communities in Sydney, Yirrkala, Jabiru, Cape York and country Victoria and worked alongside native education reform colleagues in Hawaii, Canada and New Zealand.