Emu Runner

Two young girls feeding an emu
Title:
Emu Runner
NFSA ID:
1576982
Year:
2018
Category:
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program may contain images and/or audio of deceased persons

Emu Runner is a lyrical feature film about the impact a mother's death has on an Aboriginal family living in an isolated community, which is perched on an ancient river and surrounded by sprawling plains.

The story is seen through the eyes of Gem, a spirited 8-year-old girl, who deals with the grief of her mother's death by forging a bond with a wild emu, a mythical bird of her ancestors.

This spiritual dreaming is a bond she will do anything to keep, but one that puts her at odds with the new social worker.

Director:
Imogen Thomas
Writer:
Imogen Thomas
Cast:
Rhae-Kye Waites, Wayne Blair, Rob Carlton