In My Blood It Runs is a rare glimpse into the world of a 10-year-old Aboriginal boy, Dujuan, in Alice Springs, Australia. Available to rent on QFT Player now.
“I was born a little Aboriginal kid,” explains 10-year-old Dujuan. “That means I had a memory – a memory about being Aboriginal.”
Born in Mparntwe (Alice Springs), Australia, Dujuan has a strong connection to his culture, speaks three languages, and is regarded as a healer in his community. But within the colonised school system, his strength, gifts, and intellect go unnoticed, his culture ignored and deleted from school books, and he acts out, attracting attention from the police and child welfare system.
At the time of filming, 100 percent of the youth in Alice Springs detention centres were Aboriginal. In this powerful portrait, made in collaboration with Dujuan's family, Maya Newell puts the beauty, resilience, and challenges of the Northern Territory’s Indigenous children in the spotlight.
“Colonialism is a war that began hundreds of years ago and never ended. Its modern tactics and its weapons are noted with precision in the ferocious documentary, In My Blood It Runs. Voices rarely raise, but the film still vibrates with fury.” - Teo Bugbee, The New York Times
A note to any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers that the film contains images and voices of deceased persons.
*QFT Members will be emailed a £2 discount promo code.