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Rabbit-Proof Fence—featuring the Golden Globe®-nominated score by Peter Gabriel—is the powerful true story of hope and survival.
At a time when it was Australian government policy to train aboriginal children as domestic workers and integrate them into white society, young Molly Craig decides to lead her little sister and cousin in a daring escape from their internment camp. Molly and the girls must then elude the authorities on a dangerous 1,500-mile adventure along the rabbit-proof fence that bisects the continent and will lead them home. Rabbit-Proof Fence captures their universally touching plight and unparalleled courage in a beautiful testament to the undying strength of the human spirit.
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away from their native lives. Three sisters decided to run away, and set out on foot on a harrowing 1200 mile journey back home. They followed the Rabbit-Proof Fence to find their way.
The story was written by the daughter of one of the girls about her mother's journey. It is frightening, poignant and joyful all at the same time.
As improbable as it seems, it was true. A testament to courage and love. I myself have watched this film three or four times over the years. I give it
five stars for every time I have seen it.
paced, but it showed an important part of Australian history. I really hadn't seen
how Aboriginals had lived. . .and no way could I have imagined what the 1930s
were like. I had heard about the fact that Australia had a very long fence called
the Rabbit Proof Fence and it has new meaning now that I understand these
runaway girls used it as their guide to find their way home
I would recommend it to anyone more interested in history and culture, than an
interest in Hollywood type of entertainment movies. It was to hard believe the three girls
were really actors. . .they were so believable. I liked that at the end of the movie,
we got to see them as they are today. . and to learn a little bit of their adult life.
It is the true story of 3 young girls who are forcibly taken from their family and taken to an internment camp in
accordance with Australian law. Will the girls ever see their family again? Be sure to watch the end of the movie when
the girls are shown as old women and an explanation of how Australia's discriminatory policies changed their lives
The story is taken from the book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington Garimara, it is based on a true story concerning the author's mother. Everlyn Sampi plays 14 year old Molly and she's fantastic, Kenneth Branagh plays the evil Neville whose job it is to remove the children. The ending is not warm and fuzzy - the epilogue is heart breaking.
FYI removing children began in 1910 and ended in 1970, with the Australian government offering a formal apology in 2008, it is estimated over 100,000 were taken from their homes.