"This has been a deep and ongoing process to ensure that each individual comprehensively understands the terms of involvement and the control they have over how their stories and images portrayed."
An emotional watch, In My Blood It Runs originally premiered in 2019. After its release, Hoosan became the youngest person to address the United Nations Human Rights council. It was there, where he spoke on education reform for Indigenous Australians and the system incarceration of Indigenous Australian children.
“I came here to speak to you because the Australian government is not listening,” Hoosan states in his address to the United Nations.
The documentary is not only a beautiful, intimate and compelling, but it's essential viewing teaching the failures of mainstream education for First Nations children–and along the way upends the conventions of documentary-making itself.
The Arrernte and Garrwa families and communities featured in the film have released a corresponding impact campaign with three main pillars of change: education, juvenile justice and racism. If you're interested in supporting them, you do so here.
In My Blood It Runs is now available to stream on ABC iView here.
In the meantime, you can watch the inspirational trailer below.