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.
★★★★½ - "completely hooked me in...beautiful" GRAEME BLUNDELL
★★★★ "very affecting...just lovely" - MARGERET POMERANZ
★★★★ "clearly a labour of love for everyone who worked on it. It's a small film but one that can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages." - DAVID STRATTON
"a deep, rich meditation on family, community, country and racial tensions" - VARIETY
"an uplifting tale of communal solidarity in the face of personal, yet politically charged, hardship." - SEVENTH ROW
"a quietly introspective film that writer-director Imogen Thomas put together with the help of the Indigenous community of Brewarrina" - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Cast: Rhae-Kye Waites, Stella Carter, Mary Waites
Director: Imogen Thomas
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