TEN-year-old Dujuan is a skilled child-healer, hunter, speaks three languages and was the youngest person to address the Human Rights Council and UN last year.
But he is “failing” in the western school system and is “perilously close” to being jailed.
The In My Blood It Runs tells the story of Dujuan and is being screened by Amnesty International Mackay and Sarah Jayne in Mackay on Thursday, February 20.
The film tackles issues around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education programs and also campaigns to raise the age of youth incarceration from 10 to 14-16 years.
Dujuan said the Australian Government was not listening.
“Adults never listen to kids like me, but we have important things to say,” he said.
“I want my school to be run by Aboriginal people.
“I want adults to stop cruelling Aboriginal kids in jail.
“I want my future to be on land with strong language and culture.”
Director Maya Newell said Australia needed radical change to stop the damage to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.
“I have no doubt that it is the solutions created by First Nations peoples and communities that will be what leads to real change,” Newell said.
The documentary will show on Thursday, 7pm at BCC Mount Pleasant. Bookings are via fan-force.com.
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