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In My Blood It Runs – Premiere Alice Springs Screening
Sat February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Premiere Alice Springs Screening and Q & A with the cast and film makers
“A wholly original and impactful look at growing up Indigenous in Australia today” The Gate
After premiering at Hot Docs, Canada in April 2019, winning a number of awards and screening at festivals around the world In My Blood It Runs now comes home for our Mparntwe / Alice Springs premiere!
The film opens in cinemas nationally from February 20, but this will be a special screening to share with our hometown crowd.
After the film hear a panel discussion co-hosted with key partners, Children’s Ground, where we will raise important issues you can support.
Directed by Maya Newell
Featuring Dujuan Hoosan, Megan Hoosan, Carol Turner, Margaret Hoosan, Colin Mawson, James Mawson, Jimmy Mawson
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.
“A powerful, essential portrait of Australian youth” Melbourne International Film Festival