Aussie Indies: Emu Runner

21 August
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$12/$10

Our monthly spotlight on recent highlights from the Australian independent filmmaking scene.

Emu Runner is about the impact a mother’s death has on an Aboriginal family living in an isolated community.

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

It is a bond she will do anything to keep but one that puts her at odds with a young and inexperienced social worker.

‘A lyrical and poetic film grounded in social realism and emphasising the importance of Country, community and storytelling’ – Sydney Film Festival

Watch the Emu Runner trailer.



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