For Viola // In My Blood It Runs

Free for Everyone


Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Mon, Oct 19 12:00 PM
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Film Info
Runtime:85 min
Country Listing:Australia
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Maya Newell


While this film is presented free of charge, please consider a donation of $10 in recognition of the value of the work presented, and in honour of Viola Desmond, featured on the $10 banknote. As a non-profit, Hot Docs relies on donations like yours to continue to develop and expand inclusive programming and reach wider audiences. Half the proceeds from all donations will be shared directly with the filmmakers, who also receive screening fees. Thank you for your consideration.

Dujuan is a 10-year-old Arrernte boy from Mparntwe (Alice Springs) in Australia. Full of life and exuberance, he learns to hunt, speak two Indigenous languages and become a healer. But within the country’s colonial school system, the aspiring leader’s strength and intellect go unnoticed. As Dujuan faces failing grades and increased scrutiny from welfare and police, his loving family fight to maintain strong Aboriginal teachings alongside western education, lest he becomes another statistic. A Hot Docs 2019 favourite, this powerful coming-of-age film will take you on an emotional journey through the fight to mend the educational schism between traditional culture and colonial ideas, and solidify a future for the youth.

 Open captions are available on this screening.

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Additional Information

For Viola: A new and important screening series centering Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC)-led stories and filmmakers, named in honour of Canadian civil rights icon Viola Desmond. The series seeks to affirm Hot Docs as a space of inclusion for BIPOC creators and audience members alike.

In order to minimize barriers to audience participation, all screenings in this series are free of charge.

Read Hot Docs' Anti-Racism statement here.