In My Blood it Runs

In My Blood it Runs

In My Blood it Runs

Documentary portrait of a 10-year-old Australian Aboriginal boy who is a child healer and speaker of three languages, yet is failing in school.

"As he faces increasing scrutiny from welfare and police, his family battle to keep him safe, grounded in language, culture and identity – the only solution they know works." (Sydney Film Festival)

2019Rating: Exempt85 minsAustraliaAboriginal and English with English subtitles
DocumentaryFestival & Independent
Director:
Maya Newell ('Gayby Baby', 'I Want to Be an American', 'Richard')
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Reviews & comments

The Age

The Age

press

Expressed in these straightforward terms, the message is hard to brush off... However you feel about these tactics this is an effective film and, in its commitment to its subjects, an honorable one.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

In My Blood It Runs is Newell's best film yet. It feels like a turning point: the director's aesthetic choices reflecting the contents of her subject's character in different and exciting ways.

4.0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

… makes an empathetic and hearty argument for the culture of the Arrernte people, and all other First Peoples, to be acknowledged and not forgotten.

The Age

The Age

press

Expressed in these straightforward terms, the message is hard to brush off... However you feel about these tactics this is an effective film and, in its commitment to its subjects, an honorable one.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

In My Blood It Runs is Newell's best film yet. It feels like a turning point: the director's aesthetic choices reflecting the contents of her subject's character in different and exciting ways.

4.0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

… makes an empathetic and hearty argument for the culture of the Arrernte people, and all other First Peoples, to be acknowledged and not forgotten.

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