A young Aboriginal couple have just had their first child, but what should be one of the happiest times in their lives turns to terror when Sarah starts seeing a malevolent spirit she believes is trying to take her baby. Her husband Fergus desperately wants to believe her, but as she becomes more unstable he is increasingly concerned for the safety of their child. Is Sarah really being visited by a child-stealing spirit or is she the biggest threat to their family’s safety?
The Moogai explores postnatal depression, transgenerational trauma and Australia’s stolen generation. But it is also a story of the value of children and the power of family.
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Samantha Jennings, Kristina Ceyton, Taylor Goddard, Mitchell Stanley
Shari Sebbens, Meyne Wyatt
Caitlin Murray: Costume Designer, Carol Cameron: Makeup & Hair Artist, Larry Van Duynhoven: Prosthetics Designer, Leo Baker: VFX Supervisor