In My Blood It Runs

In My Blood It Runs Mon 3 - Sun 9 Feb Lotterywest Films, Somerville Auditorium Mon 3 - Sun 9 Feb Lotterywest Films, Somerville Auditorium $10 - $19 + BF
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Mon 3 - Sun 9 Feb at Lotterywest Films, Somerville Auditorium, from $10 - $19 + BF

‘A wholly original and impactful look at growing up Indigenous in Australia today.’


Dujuan is an inquisitive ten-year-old Arrernte/Garrwa boy who speaks three languages, understands his Aboriginal culture, loves his country and the natural world and seems to have a happy future in Mparntwe (Alice Springs). At home he is bright and contented, but problems begin at his mainstream school. His teachers are not trained to appreciate the students’ Indigenous knowledge, and the books that Dujuan must read speak of an Australia that is not his at all. 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.

In My Blood It Runs follows Dujuan’s attempts to reconcile the traditions he holds dear with the colonised world he’s forced to inhabit. A personal documentary told with a perceptive eye, poetic imagery and made in collaboration with Dujuan and his family, Maya Newell crafts another essential portrait of Australian youth, putting the plight of the Northern Territory’s Indigenous children in the spotlight.

Thoughtful, passionate and deeply illuminating, In My Blood It Runs is a must for all who care about Australia’s shared future.

Maya Newell
Maya Newell
Maya Newell
Bryan Mason, Maya Newell, Simon Price
Larissa Behrendt, Maya Newell, Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson, Sophie Hyde
Benjamin Speed
Dujuan Hoosan, Carol Turner

Seats cannot be saved prior to gates opening at 6pm.
Any items left on seats prior to 6pm will be taken to lost property.

Picnics and BYO drinks are very welcome. There is various seating available including deck chairs and bean bags, regular chairs. There is limited seating within the venue. 

Please note, reserving seats for friends who do not have a ticket does not guarantee them entry.

It's a good idea to get to the cinema early to get seating.

Gates open at 6pm, films start at 8pm. 

It's a good idea to arrive early to get seats!

Grab a 6 or 12 pack of vouchers and share the gift of an amazing cinema experience under the stars!


Yes! Entry is subject to capacity so we recommend if you are coming with a voucher to arrive early.

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$10 tickets for concession card holders (including Seniors and Students) when purchased at the venue.

Sit back, relax and check out our Bar Menu and irresistible Food Menu to discover the best accompaniments to a night under the stars.

In the mood for pizza? Grab delicious eats before the film from Charlies Pizza. View the menu here.  

Also, feel free to BYO booze and picnic. 

Time & Location

Mon 3 - Sun 9 Feb

Gates open 6pm | Film starts 8pm

Lotterywest Films, Somerville Auditorium, UWA 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley / Godroo




Arrernte and English with English subtitles
Mild themes
Rated PG

Seating by general admission.
Seats cannot be saved prior to gates opening at 6pm.
Any items left on seats prior to 6pm will be taken to lost property.

Connect Events

Post screening Q & A

Stick around after the film to chat with Maya Newell (Director) and Megan Hoosan (subject, mother of Dujuan) on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 Feb

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