2020 Reconciliation Week film screening
Thursday 21 May 2020
Inner West Council is celebrating Reconciliation Week by inviting the community to a discounted virtual cinema screening of the documentary film, In My Blood It Runs, on Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 June.
The screening also includes a livestream interactive Q & A afterwards with the filmmaker and guests.
Community member can access the screening on Eventbrite and should use the code INNERWESTCOUNCIL for a 25% discount on the full price of $14.75.
The film is about 10 year old Dujuan who is obviously highly intelligent and yet 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.
Fifty per cent of the ticket profits go towards a campaign focusing on raising the age of juvenile incarceration in Australia and promoting a First Nations-led education system.
The film opened in February and has already raised $11,000 raised for Aboriginal communities to face COVID-19.
The Guardian said the film is a, “Collaborative, open-hearted documentary of a young Arrernte boy is Gayby Baby director Maya Newell’s best work yet.”
In September last year Dujuan, the young star of the acclaimed documentary, travelled to the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council to share his own experiences with the youth justice system and build support for Aboriginal-led education models.
As well, the film has featured at several parliamentary screenings and had sold out festival screenings around the world.
The film screenings are free for First Nations people.
Watch the trailer
Approved stills here.
For media enquiries, contact Elizabeth Heath, Media and Communications Coordinator, 9392 5334 or Elizabeth.Heath@innerwest.nsw.gov.au