In My Blood It Runs
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In My Blood It Runs

Fri
25
Fri Oct 25 7:30 PM

Byron Community Centre
Code
General Admission
85 Mins
October
Sun Oct 20

Fri Oct 25

An intimate, at times heart-wrenching, portrait of Dujuan, an Aboriginal boy who cannot reconcile his gift as a traditional healer and the history of his people with the whitefella system he is compelled to be part of. A self-described “bush kid”, he is disturbed by the history he is taught, the news he watches – specifically about Don Dale and other jails where young Aborigines are concentrated – and the pressures to behave in a certain way.

Fun-loving, bright and serious at once, his spirit and self esteem are being crushed and he looks to be walking the well-worn trail from foster care to “juvie” to jail. We walk with him, share his dreams and hopes for his future self. The film was shot in Alice Springs and homelands in the Northern Territory in a three-year collaboration between the filmmakers, the family and Arrernte and Garrwa Elders.

Director Maya Newell will join us for a very special panel after the film run by the Stronger Smarter Institute. In My Blood It Runs is not just a film, it is an impact campaign driving social change guided by the Arrernte and Garrwa families onscreen. Our approach to change is partnership & movement based. We proudly support the work of our partner organisation The Stronger Smarter Institute who are leading solutions in cultural proficiency in the Australian education system.

The Stronger Smarter Institute are the largest Indigenous education initiative in Australia. The Institute’s unique, transformative and highly regarded programs equip educators with the tools and practices to enact high-expectations relationships in their schools classrooms and communities leading to sustainable change in student outcomes. Rated 6.7/7 by our alumni and described in an independent university survey as “nothing short of exceptional” the Institute will lead a compelling panel discussion following the film with respected Indigenous educators as they share their knowledge and insight on the issues that affect 10 year old Dujuan in the classroom.”



October
Sun Oct 20

Fri Oct 25

Byron Community Centre

69 Jonson St Byron Bay, New South Wales, 2481