In My Blood It Runs
Purchase a virtual screening of In My Blood It Runs!
Starting June 12, can purchase a digital screening of In My Blood It Runs for only $10, after which you’ll have 72 hours to watch the film in a virtual screening room created just for patrons of the JBFC.
Each screening of In My Blood It Runs purchased during this period will provide much-needed support to both the JBFC and Sentient.Art.Film.—who will evenly split the revenue—as we navigate these uncharted waters.
Any questions? Check out our Virtual Screening Room FAQ.
A note from Senior Programmer Andrew Jupin: In more normal, non-pandemic times, this incredible film would’ve been front and center in Global Watch, our documentary series that presents films that focus on—among other things—human rights abuses. It is a series we have run at the JBFC for almost our entire existence and one that I have had the great responsibility of co-curating with my colleagues Saidah Russell and Brian Ackerman for the last several years. Along with our Three Essential Documentaries effort, I strongly encourage you all to view this film as well, and be sure to stick around and watch the added content made available with your rental: a ~40-minute Q&A with director Maya Newell and producers Larissa Behrendt and Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson, and an additional message from Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson about the importance of the film in a North American context. While systemic racism and white supremacy have been putrid stains on America since before its inception, powerful films like In My Blood It Runs showcase how this is also a global issue. We’re living through two pandemics at the same time.
About In My Blood It Runs:
2020. 84 m. Maya Newell. Sentient.Art.Film. Australia. English & Aboriginal with subtitles. NR.
Dujuan is a 10-year-old Arrernte and Garrwa boy from Mparntwe (Alice Springs) in Australia. Full of life and exuberance, he learns, with the support of his loving mother and grandmother, to hunt, speak two Indigenous languages, and become a healer. Dujuan is politically astute and a leader in the making. But within the westernized school system his strength and intellect go unnoticed, and the colonial approaches to education threaten him with failing grades. At the time of filming, 100% of the youth in Alice Springs detention centers were Aboriginal, and throughout the film it becomes increasingly clear that the system is set up to work against young boys like Dujuan. This powerful film, made in collaboration with Dujuan’s family, is an emotional journey through the fight to mend an educational schism between traditional culture and colonial ideas, and solidify a future for the youth.
How to watch:
1. Click this link to visit VHX’s virtual cinema platform, where your one-time purchase of $10 will give you access to your virtual ticket to view the film.
2. To ensure that you are able to pause and revisit the film within your rental period, you will be required to create a free account.
3. After you have created an account and entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for 72 hours. You can view the film via the link in the receipt sent to your email, or simply click “Watch Film” when the confirmation page appears directly after purchase.
4. You will be able to easily watch the film at any time within this period on any of the following platforms:
a. SMART TV (using the browser on your Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku or Chromecast)
b. MOBILE DEVICE (iPhone, iPad, Android)
c. COMPUTER (by clicking on the link in your email receipt)
6. Please feel free to reach out to JBFC support for non-streaming questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.