We are excited to announce that the producers of the Australian documentary In My Blood It Runs have made it available to us to view during Reconciliation Week. We are also going to run an event for staff and students on Tuesday 2 June from 5-6pm to discuss the documentary.
In My Blood It Runs is about a ten-year-old boy Dujuan who lives in Mparntwe (Alice Springs). He shares his wisdom and reflects deeply on the complex world around him, 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. The film is beautifully shot and composed, telling Dujuan’s story from his and his family’s perspective in a rare and authentic way.
To learn more about the film go to the In My Blood It Runs website.
A small group of us have already watched the film and engaged in a discussion as part of an event organised by Al Fricker. The success of this suggested it would be well worth opening up the opportunity again for our community, and with Reconciliation week coming up (Wednesday 27 May – Tuesday 2 June) we thought this would be a perfect time.
We would also like to use the screening of the film as an opportunity to support the actions being taken to support Dujuan’s community https://inmyblooditruns.com/takeaction.
If you would like to watch the documentary during Reconciliation Week please email either Rucelle Hughes or Genevieve Hall. We will then send you a link to view the film as well as details for the Reconciliation Week discussion about the film, which will be held on Tuesday June 2nd, 2020 at 5pm-6pm.
It would be so great to have staff and students engage with this incredible opportunity, and we look forward to as many people as possible participating.