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.
Director/Producer/Cinematography/Editor: Maya Newell
Producer: Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson, Larissa Behrendt, Sophie Hyde, Alex Kelly
Music: Benjamin Speed
Cast: Carol Turner, Dujuan Turner, Megan Turner
Length: 1hr 30 mins
Format: DCP, Virtual Cinema (.mp4 upload/secure screening link – audio description and subtitles available)
Date: 28th October 2020