'In My Blood It Runs' Documentary Arrives At Collarts

Jul 16, 2020

We're happy to announce that Collarts will be hosting an exclusive online educational panel for critically-acclaimed documentary, In My Blood It Runs.  A heartwarming and timely documentary from director Maya Newell (Gayby Baby) in collaboration with Arrernte and Garrwa families from the NT, the film follows the life of 10-year-old Arrernte/Garrwa boy Dujuan Hoosan and his family.


Despite his many talents and undeniable intelligence, Dujuan finds himself 'failing' in a school that doesn’t understand him as he travels perilously close to incarceration. Highlighting failures in the western education and justice sectors, his story reveals the ways marginalised First Nations communities navigate colonial culture while keeping their identities and cultures alive. In My Blood It Runs walks with Dujuan as he grapples with these complexities; sharing his truths, wisdom, creativity, and hopes for the future. 


Shot over three and a half years, there's an incredible intimacy in the documentary that can only be achieved through a deep and collaborative process between the filmmaking team and the family. With strength, resilience and resistance defining its narrative, In My Blood It Runs is a powerful celebration of the community and strengths of First Nations families everywhere.


With incredible wins in 2019—including protagonist Dujuan addressing the UN in Geneva, Parliamentary screenings, and sold-out festival screenings across the globe (Hot Docs, DOC NYC, SFF, MIFF and more)—Collarts will be purchasing a lifetime streaming license for students to be able to access the film via the online library after its free streaming schedule on ABC iView, which is available to watch now for free until the end of July. We are encouraging watch parties and discourse across all cohorts. 


On Wednesday 5th August, Collarts will also be hosting an exclusive panel with director and producer Maya Newell, advisor and Arrernte leader William Tilmouth, and Co-Founder and National Coordinator of the National Indigenous Youth Education Coalition, Hayley McQuire. The panel will discuss the film and how it can create social change and awareness. If you are a Collarts student or alumni, please check your MyCollarts email to register for the online event

Ahead of the panel, we encourage you to watch In My Blood It Runs, where the film is currently streaming for free on ABC iview in July. You can also support the documentary's campaign for change, and support essential solutions in education, juvenile justice and racism.

Learn more and take action at: www.inmyblooditruns.com


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