Grab the best seat in the house for the first of our virtual cinema events. The Port Phillip Greens are delighted to present ‘In My Blood It Runs’, a documentary about Dujuan, a 10yo Arrernte boy in the NT. The film is Gayby Baby director Maya Newell’s “best work yet” (The Guardian) and captures “ the reality of a community living under an unjust legal and educational system” (Film Inquiry).
After the film, we’ve invited Gregory Phillips, Professor of First People’s Health, thirty years’ experience in leading change in cultural safety, healing and decolonisation to discuss the film’s critical issues.
Don’t miss out, the links (providing each ticket holder direct access to the film) are limited. Book tickets now & support the coming council elections.
We're also offering popcorn & lolly bags, dropped to your door on the day of the film 🍿
More about the film :
Meet ten-year-old Dujuan, a child-healer, a good hunter and speaks three languages, as he discovers the resilience and resistance of many generations of his people and faces the history that runs straight into him.
As he shares his wisdom of history and the complex world around him we see his spark and intelligence, yet Dujuan 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.
This film night is a fundraiser for the Local Government Elections in Port Phillip. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Children's Ground, an organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children..
Read more about this film and the Children's Ground at: www.inmyblooditruns.com
Virtual cinema program :
7.00pm - Start watching In My Blood It Runs 🎞️
8.30pm - Finish watching the film and take a quick break 🚽
8.45pm - Debrief and group discussion facilitated by Gregory Phillips, a Waanyi and Jaru medical anthropologist living on Boonwurrung country, Professor of First People’s Health at Griffith University, and CEO of ABSTARR Consulting and Nina Jenney, Under the Radar Film Festival panelist, UniMelb film studies student and aspiring film director.
[This an internal fundraiser, so please don’t promote publicly]
We acknowledge that events in Port Phillip take place on the land of the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, that sovereignty was never ceded and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
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