I remember going out onto country with an Arrente Auntie and two strong aboriginal women from Meanjin. One was a proud Kuku Yalanji sister whose father was taken from country and told to walk to Cherbourg.
The Arrente Auntie was telling us stories about colonisation as she drove across country west of Alice Springs near the Gap. She talked about her early childhood. She spoke four languages and now was learning french.
Auntie never lost her own language. As she was talking about her schooling the sister sitting beside me in the car began to cry. I asked her what was wrong. She said “I realise listening to Auntie how much I have lost”.
This film, In My Blood It Runs, talks about this and many other important issues. You can watch it on iView @ https://iview.abc.net.au/show/in-my-blood-it-runs/video/ZW2219A001S00
7 July 2020
The critically acclaimed documentary told through the eyes of charismatic 10-year-old Arrernte/Garrwa boy, Dujuan and his family, revealing the challenges Dujuan faces both in his school and on the streets of Alice Springs. (2019)
Maya Newell, With Hoosan/Turner/Mawson & Anderson Families
Arrernte & Garrwa Families, Dujuan Hoosan
IN MY BLOOD IT RUNS
Cultural Executive Producer / Traditional Owner of Alice Springs Felicity Hayes
Advisors William Tilmouth Margaret Kemarre Turner OAM Agnes Abbott Jane Vadiveloo Amelia Turner
Produced By Sophie Hyde Rachel Naŋinaaq Edwardson Larissa Behrendt
Directed By Maya Newell
In collaboration with:Dujuan Hoosan Carol Turner Megan Hoosan James Mawson Colin Mawson Margaret Anderson Jimmy Mawson