Closer Productions Pty Ltd (SA), Kids Film Pty Ltd
Ten-year-old Dujuan is a child-healer, a good hunter, speaks two Indigenous languages, but is “failing” in school. With little space in the western system for Dujuan’s language and culture his grandmother Carol is fighting a loving battle to give him a strong Arrernte education alongside his western education lest he become another statistic in juvenile detention or the welfare system. We walk with him as he grapples this educational schism and somewhere in-between finds a space to dream, imagine and hope for his future self.
PRODUCER: Sophie Hyde (SA), Rachel Edwardson, Larissa Behrendt, Maya Newell
DIRECTOR: Maya Newell