Asia Society Texas Center

Virtual Film Screening: ‘In My Blood It Runs’

Monday, Jul. 6, 2020 – Sunday, Jul. 26, 2020

12:01 AM – 11:59 PM

1. IN MY BlOOD IT RUNS_Stillimage_Photocredit_Maya Newell

Join us for a virtual screening of In My Blood It Runs, a documentary filmed in collaboration with the Arrernte elders in Alice Springs, Australia.

Ten-year-old Dujuan is a child-healer, a good hunter who speaks three languages. As he shares his wisdom of history and the complex world around him, we see his spark and intelligence. Yet Dujuan is "failing" in school and facing increasing scrutiny from welfare and the police. As he travels perilously close to incarceration, his family fights to give him a strong Arrernte education alongside his western education, lest he becomes another statistic. Walk with Dujuan as he grapples with these pressures, shares his truths, and somewhere in between finds space to dream, imagine, and hope for his future self.

With the guidance of Arrernte and Garrwa elders and leaders, the film's shared vision is not to reiterate the ignorance of injustice, abuse, and neglect we so often see when we turn on the news, but rather to creatively accentuate the strength and insights of Dujuan, his family, his community, and, through their story, First Nations families everywhere.

Schedule and Tickets

Tickets to rent and view the film online will be available starting Monday, July 6, through Sunday, July 26, 2020.

$0 Members (Please contact our front desk to receive your free ticket: [email protected])
$10 General Access


"Colonialism is a war that began hundreds of years ago and never ended. Its modern tactics and its weapons are noted with precision in the ferocious documentary, In My Blood It Runs." — Teo Bugbee, The New York Times

"A breathtaking and visually stunning story of a bright child who comes from a rich culture equipped for restorative rearing better than its colonial counterpart, In My Blood It Runs is a crucially important assessment of the marginalization of the indigenous communities that is also pressing for members of any community in which children are growing up." — Katya Kazbeck, Supamodu

About the Making of the Film

In My Blood It Runs was shot in Mparntwe (Alice Springs), Sandy Bore Homeland and Borroloola Community, Northern Territory, Australia over three years. Maya, the director, has been making films alongside Arrernte Elders and families at an NGO called Akeyulerrre for a decade. This film arose organically from those relationships.

The intimacy of the film and the delicacy with which it has represented the complex struggles of Dujuan and his families’ lives has been achieved through a deep and collaborative process between the filmmaking team and the family.

The Arrernte and Garrwa families in the film and the board of Advisorsto the film are core partners and have been involved in robust consultation at all stages of production. This has been a deep and ongoing process to ensure that each individual comprehensively understands the terms of involvement and the control they haveover how their stories and images are portrayed.

About Asia Society at Home

Though Asia Society is temporarily closed, we are dedicated to continuing our mission of building cross-cultural understanding and uplifting human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, in order to spark curiosity about Asia and to foster empathy.

About Asia Society Texas Center

With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.

Performing Arts and Culture programs are presented by Wells Fargo. Major support for Performing Arts programs comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Ellen Gritz and Milton Rosenau, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Endowment, The Hearst Foundation Inc., The Brown Foundation Inc., Mary Lawrence Porter, and the Anchorage Foundation of Texas. Generous funding also provided by AARP, The Clayton Fund, The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, Miller Theatre Advisory Board. Additional support provided by the Wortham Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, United Airlines, The Southmore, and through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center.

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  • Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • Free for Members, $10 General Access (Tickets available beginning July 6)

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
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  • Street Parking
  • Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $5 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.

Special Offers / Dining

An India-Inspired Café
Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Pondi! Pondicheri's museum café is open for extended lunch hours Tuesday through Sunday with a vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from butter chicken to saffron shrimp salad and roti wraps.
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm


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