In My Blood It Runs: Q&A discussion
A Reconciliation Week Event
- 2 June 2020
- Webinar (Zoom)
- This event has passed.
Ten-year-old Dujuan is a child-healer, a good hunter and speaks three languages. 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.
The 85 minute film shines a spotlight on some of the issues that we face as a nation and brings up questions and issues that are important for us as an educational community to consider. It is rated PG, and is considered not suitable for boys under 10, and parental guidance is recommended for 10-12 due to disturbing images and scenes. See the breakdown on childrenandmedia.org.au
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1. What do you think is the significance of the film title?
2. Why do you think Dujuan was chosen to be the lead in this film?
3. What moment of resilience and/or resistance stood out most to you in the film? What was it about that moment that stayed with you?
4. Can you think of a time where you spoke out against racism, or wish that you had? What was it that prompted or prevented you from speaking out?
5. What is your understanding of the concept, history and progress of reconciliation? How could you deepen your understanding?
6. What does it mean to be Australian?
7. What do you think an Australian Dream for all Australians might look like?