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 and Thursday, June 3-4.
The screening will also include a livestream interactive Q & A afterwards with the filmmaker and guests.
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.
You can access the screening at eventbrite.com.au and use the code ‘innerwestcouncil’ for a 25 per cent discount on the full price of $14.75.
Watch the trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbpcWq54Ga0