1932: The Great Emu War

In a dramatic retelling of Australia’s war against their own national bird, two soldiers fight for their lives to escape a horde of bloodthirsty emus after a surprise attack.

“1932: The Great Emu War” parodies common thriller and war movie tropes to highlight the ridiculousness of actual events that occurred almost 90 years ago. The embellishment and exaggeration of the failed wildlife management operation by Australia’s Ministry of Defense serves to reflect on an all too familiar strained relationship between mankind and the natural world.