Emu Runner - AFF
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Emu Runner - AFF

Australian Film Festival
Sat
14
Sat Mar 14 10:00 AM

Maleny Community Centre
Assisted Listening
Wheelchair
General Admission
March
Sat Mar 14

In the remote town of Brewarrina, NSW Gem, a 9 year-old Aboriginal girl, finds solace after her mother’s sudden death when she makes friends with a wild emu.  Her mother had explained that the emu was the family’s ancestral totem.  Gem’s dad (Wayne Blair) struggles to keep the family together as the strong-willed Gem gets into trouble, missing school and stealing to feed the emu.  The naive young social worker from Sydney who tries to sort out Gem finds that she herself has things to learn. Newcomer Rhae-Kye Waites puts in a fresh and appealing performance as the irrepressible youngster. This modest, sincere and charming debut feature from writer/director Imogen Thomas is for young and old.
March
Sat Mar 14

Maleny Community Centre

23 Maple Street Maleny, Queensland, 4552