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Emu Runner (2018)

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A spirited 8-year-old girl deals with the grief of her mother's death by forging a bond with a wild emu. This spiritual dreaming is a bond she will do anything to keep, but one that puts her at odds with the new social worker.

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Imogen Thomas

Writer:

Imogen Thomas
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Rhae-Kye Waites Rhae-Kye Waites ... Gem
Wayne Blair ... Jay Jay
Rob Carlton Rob Carlton ... Stan
Georgia Blizzard ... Heidi
Maurial Spearim Maurial Spearim ... Darlene
Stella Carter Stella Carter ... Tessa
Mary Waites Mary Waites ... Daphne
Lindsay Waites Lindsay Waites ... Uncle Wes
Letisha Boney Letisha Boney ... Valerie
Rodney McHughes Rodney McHughes ... Ecka
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Emu Runner is a lyrical story 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.

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Nature can mend even the most broken heart. See more »

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Director Imogen Thomas wrote the film in consultation with Indigenous Australian Aboriginal Ngemba woman Frayne Barker. See more »

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Charming feel good family film
10 November 2020 | by merylthebossSee all my reviews

Charming little film that takes a family's loss and a young girl coming to terms with it in her own way , following an emu she thinks holds her mothers spirit.

Well made beautiful touching story


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2019 (Australia) See more »

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$27,999
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