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In My Blood It Runs - Panel Discussion

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Join us for a special panel discussion of the award winning Australian film In My Blood It Runs.  Watch the film in advance (on iView or Youtube - see below) and join us to show your support and increase your understanding of the struggles and key issues facing members of our Australian Indigenous community.

In My Blood It Runs explores issues faced by Australian Indigenous communities, including their fight to maintain their identity and language. The film invites us into the world of 10 year old Dujuan, from the Arrernte & Garrwa community in Alice Springs. Experience Dujuan’s life and his aims to grapple with the pressures of the society whilst trying to dream, imagine and hope for his future self.

Watch the film from the comfort of your own home before the event and join us on Friday 21st August for an important panel discussion on the film. 

Watch the film on: ABC iview (Available for free till Wednesday 5th August) OR Youtube (Available to Rent for $5.99)

More details about these options are available on the film's website   

Please see below the details of the panel speakers who will be involved in the discussions.

Patrick Mercer - Patrick is currently a mentor and tutor for Indigenous students at the University of Melbourne. Patrick studied an undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne, majoring in history. 

Douglas Briggs - Douglas is a Yorta Yorta/Wurundjeri man, and the Policy and Advocacy Officer for the Koorie Youth Council (KYC). As the eldest child in his family and eldest grandchild on both sides of his family, he is passionate about education and justice reform for our young people. Douglas is dedicated to ensuring that the generations to come don’t just survive despite all that is against them, but thrive and continue the legacies our Elders and ancestors left us. Douglas was an Executive member for 5 years before joining the KYC team and was an active member who presented Ngaga-dji at events

Watch the trailer for In My Blood It Runs here:

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