In My Blood It Runs (12)
  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, PL4 8AA

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In this film ten-year-old Dujuan is a child-healer, a good hunter and speaks three languages, yet he 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.

The collaborative approach used to make this film is not ‘new’ but draws from a long line of First Nations initiatives, organisations, and filmmakers work both within Australia and internationally who have fought for the right to have agency over their own narratives.  

Director: Maya Newell, Australia, 2019, 84 mins

Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth
Date: Monday 29 November 2021
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Tickets: standard £6 / concessions £4

Free for University of Plymouth students as part of SPiA (Student Participation in Arts) - Find out more.

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The award-winning Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition has been entirely conceived and curated by a team of First Australians, led by Margo Neale, Senior Indigenous Curator at the National Museum of Australia and custodial elders from the Central and Western Deserts of Australia.

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Seven Sisters Songline 1994 by Josephine Mick, Ninuku Arts © the artist/Copyright Agency 2020. Image: National Museum of Australia

Seven Sisters Songline 1994 by Josephine Mick, Ninuku Arts © the artist/Copyright Agency 2020. Image: National Museum of Australia

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