In My Blood It Runs: Film streaming and discussion

PRESENTED BY: Online Event
6:30 PM, Friday, July 15, 2022 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

Please join Meaningful Movies in Kirkland for our showing of In My Blood It Runs, which charts the challenges of a ten-year-old Australian boy as he meets the overt and concealed prejudices still perpetuated against Aboriginal people/First Australians in Australia today – in school, at home and on the streets of the city. The film reveals the ways marginalized First Nations communities negotiate the colonial culture of white people and keep their identities and cultures alive through self-determination, the revitalization of languages and cultural practices.

Ten-year-old Dujuan is a child healer, a good hunter and speaks three languages. Yet he is ‘failing’ in the western school system and facing increasing scrutiny from the police. As he travels perilously close to juvenile detention, his family fights to give him a strong Arrernte education alongside the western system. 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.

Dujuan’s words to the United Nations Council in 2019:

“Adults never listen to kids – especially kids like me. But we have important things to say. I came here to speak with you all because our government is not listening. I am in a new documentary, In My Blood It Runs. In this film there are some messages for you. There are some things I want to see changed: I want my school to be run by Aboriginal people who are like me and understand me. I want the adults to stop locking up 10 year old kids in prison. I want my future to be out on land with family, strong in culture and language. I hope you can find a way to make things much more better.”

Register for the Zoom meeting with both the film showing and the discussion at:

Please note that it is not necessary to create an Eventbrite account to register for this event.

The film will be streamed (shown online) within the Zoom meeting followed by the community discussion.

Schedule of Events (all times Pacific Daylight Time)

  • 6:30 pm: Meeting opens
  • 6:35 pm: Film streamed within Zoom meeting
  • 8:00 pm: Community discussion starts

If you are interested in further information on the film, here is a link to a short Q&A:

Please email us at if you have any questions.

Release Year: 2019

Running Time: 84 minutes

Director: Maya Newell

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  1. France
    #1 France 12 July, 2022, 20:51

    We will have a speaker from the Cowlitz tribe

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