Presented by Palmerston
When Dujuan cannot run nor fight alone, he faces the history that runs straight into him and realises that not only has he inherited the trauma and dispossession of his land, but also the resilience and resistance of many generations of his people which holds the key to his future.
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.
Doors open at 5:30pm; Welcome to Country at 5:45pm; film from 6pm - 7:30pm; discussion panel 7:30pm - 8pm; refreshments in foyer 8pm - 9pm.
This is a free event as part of NAIDOC Week 2021. No Ticket required.