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. The half-chaste children were considered a threat as the Australians felt they didn't want a 'third race' to grow. 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. Their attitude was altruistic feeling they were helping the aborigines speak English and learn a trade -- which was serving the whites. The meeting was cancelled, but Olsen was persistent, and offered to drive her to the airport. It gave a much better look at the terrain they traversed and expanded a bit more on the theories of white people and the warped philosophy they were trying institute.
The film is largely a record of the long trek and the manner in which the children are able to survive. Their journey is a nail biter because at any moment they could be discovered. They followed the Rabbit-Proof Fence to find their way. All the more remarkable therefore that these girls accomplished what they set out to do. Laws set by governments that are unjust should not be followed and those that carry them out like A.
We came there, made a camp nearby. A film every teenager should see, as it is socially and culturally important. Neville, blinded by Anglo-Christian certainty, evolutionary world view, and conventional wisdom. It is frightening, poignant and joyful all at the same time. The strength of these 'bush people' is incredible, a piece of history not to be forgotten.
When will people realize that there is only one race, the human race and that different cultures should not be feared. It was during this drive, that Pilkington granted Olsen the rights to the book. There are not many dramatic moments on their journey south. This thoughtful presentation is worth watching. 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 forever. Three sisters decided to run away, and set out on foot on a harrowing 1200 mile journey back home. They destroyed family units, and, in the long run, helped to eradicate a culture.
Next there is the fence itself which runs for thousands of miles to protect what few green plants there are in these desert regions from the voracious appetites of millions of wild rabbits. However, having seen the movie first I must say it is one of the rare times when I would say the movie was better than the book. Based on the book by Doris Pilkington Garimara, Phillip Noyce's film tells the 14-year-old Molly Craig Pilkington Gerimara's mother , her eight-year-old sister, Daisy, and their 10-year-old cousin, Gracie. Although, it is only loosely based on a true story concerning Molly's mother. As improbable as it seems, it was true. I think the film might have had even more of an impact if screenwriter Christine Olsen stuck to the book more.
This movie is a very emotional story about the horrific treatment of the aboriginal people in Australia in the 20th century. Rabbit-Proof Fence is a 2002 Australian drama film directed by Phillip Noyce based on the book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington Garimara. . Gave them to us on ration day. 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. It is part of Australian history.
My mum told me about how the white people came to our country. An eye opener of a true story about politics in Australia from the '30s into 1970 when the government felt it their duty to 'sanitize' the population. Rabbit-Proof Fence is based on the book 'Follow The Rabbit Proof' Fence by Doris Pilkington Garimara. I give it five stars for every time I have seen it. I liked that at the end of the movie, we got to see them as they are today. First of all is its title which is rather unusual and immediately grabs one's interest.
Our people, the Jigalong mob, we were desert people then, walking all over our land. The three girls do an excellent job acting. It was amazing to see what lengths the government went to in order to get them back and what lengths the girls went through to get away. The ending is not warm and fuzzy - the epilogue is heart breaking. I think the camera makes it clear that the hostile environment is very much like a fence in itself.