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Not suitable under 10; parental guidance to 12 (disturbing images and scenes)
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|Children under 10||Not suitable due to disturbing images and scenes.|
|Children aged 10–12||Parental guidance recommended due to disturbing images and scenes.|
|Children aged 13 and over||Ok for this age group.|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines.
|Name of movie:||In My Blood It Runs|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
In My Blood It Runs is a documentary told through the eyes of ten-year-old Aboriginal boy Dujuan Turner. Dujuan lives in an Aboriginal town called Hidden Valley, just outside of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, with his mother Megan, his grandmother Carol and his two brothers Colin and Clevonne. Dujuan struggles to reconcile his Aboriginal heritage with the 'white Australia' culture that he has to be indoctrinated into. He sees the disparity between the 'rich' people who live in Alice Springs in nice houses and the poverty he lives in. He also knows of the disparity between how Aboriginal youth are treated and those who live in town. Carol had two of her sons sent to the Don Dale Detention Centre and Dujuan is well-aware that if he plays up, he'll end up there too.
Dujuan struggles at school where he is taught by 'white Australian' teachers about (amongst other subjects) his Dreamtime heritage and who obviously have difficulty giving it the respect it deserves. Dujuan fails many of his subjects and starts misbehaving at school. He's eventually suspended from school, which means his mother Megan loses her welfare payment for him. Grandmother Carol decides to take Dujuan ‘out bush’ for a while, to live with his father Jim, where he can go back to his traditional way of life, fishing and feeling free.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
There is some violence in this movie including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of five, including the following:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes and scary visual images, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged five to eight, including the following:
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
Nothing further of concern.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
In My Blood It Runs is a documentary shown from the perspective of ten-year-old Aboriginal boy Dujuan Turner. It is a confronting story which shows the wide disparity between Aboriginal society and 'white' Australian society. There is some disturbing footage from the Don Dale Detention Society showing Aboriginal youths being shockingly treated by the local police force. For this reason, it isn't suitable for children under 10 and parental guidance is recommended for children aged 10 – 12. However, In My Blood It Runs is also an important story and is very well told, best suited to families with older children.
The main message from this movie is that Aboriginal kids want to live an Aboriginal life and not be forced into conforming to 'white Australian' culture.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as:
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