(Maya Newell, Australia 2019, 84 min., English and Arrente w/subtitles)
Dujuan is a 10-year-old Aboriginal boy growing up in Alice Springs, Australia. His mother and grandmother have moved to the city to provide him education at the mostly white school district there. Dujuan is also a healer to his family and his people, educated in what he calls “bush medicine” and the ceremonies of his Garrwa people. This documentary is the story of Dujuan and his struggles to balance his culture with the prevailing living conditions. It comes at a time of scandalous abuse in Australia’s juvenile detention centers, with the threat of violence always hanging over the family’s community. What emerges is a portrait of a young boy caught between what he needs to live and what he needs to survive.
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