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. I really hadn't seen how Aboriginals had lived. Our people, the Jigalong mob, we were desert people then, walking all over our land. The half-chaste children were considered a threat as the Australians felt they didn't want a 'third race' to grow. Then there is the diector who not only scoured the continent to find three suitable aboriginal girls to play theleads but moulded these inexperienced beginners into the believable characters of Molly, Daisy and Gracie. Peoples inhumanity to people never ceases to amaze me.
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. I myself have watched this film three or four times over the years. I liked that at the end of the movie, we got to see them as they are today. 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. At the very end they tell you what happened to the real characters of this story and show you their picture.
The fact that it is only loosely based on the true story to build drama does not matter though. They followed the Rabbit-Proof Fence to find their way. Later, Pilkington became the Script Consultant to this movie. 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. Their attitude was altruistic feeling they were helping the aborigines speak English and learn a trade -- which was serving the whites.
Will the girls ever see their family again? Their journey is a nail biter because at any moment they could be discovered. The story was written by the daughter of one of the girls about her mother's journey. Neville should be tried for crimes against humanity, just as if they were war crimes in my opinion. Gave them to us on ration day. The children are mainly concerned with avoiding the blacktracker who is following them. The ending is not warm and fuzzy - the epilogue is heart breaking. Anyway, here are the pros and cons of this film as I see it: Pros: 1.
May be it was a reckless decision they made but thanks to the fence they found their way back to family and friends. The film follows the girls as they walk for nine weeks along 1,500 miles of the Australian rabbit-proof fence to make it home. 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. The director Phillip Noyce has achieved remarkable success in creating three good little performers and should be given full credit for his difficult task. Three sisters decided to run away, and set out on foot on a harrowing 1200 mile journey back home. This fence plays an important role in this true story. Neville, blinded by Anglo-Christian certainty, evolutionary world view, and conventional wisdom.
It a crime against humanity the U. It is frightening, poignant and joyful all at the same time. This thoughtful presentation is worth watching. It follows the author's mother, and two other young mixed-race Aboriginal girls, who ran away from the Moore River Native Settlement in order to return to their Aboriginal families. I give it five stars for every time I have seen it. This movie is a very emotional story about the horrific treatment of the aboriginal people in Australia in the 20th century. First of all is its title which is rather unusual and immediately grabs one's interest.
The three girls do an excellent job acting. » This film has quite a few remarkable features. When will people realize that there is only one race, the human race and that different cultures should not be feared. All the more remarkable therefore that these girls accomplished what they set out to do. 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.
It is an incredible story that one can hardly believe is true - what a remarkable journey and such wisdom in young children. This is truly heart-wrenching stuff. It was during this drive, that Pilkington granted Olsen the rights to the book. We came there, made a camp nearby. The most unforgettable scene comes early in the film when the children are forcibly torn from their mothers. There are not many dramatic moments on their journey south. I think the camera makes it clear that the hostile environment is very much like a fence in itself.
The strength of these 'bush people' is incredible, a piece of history not to be forgotten. The meeting was cancelled, but Olsen was persistent, and offered to drive her to the airport. 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. A testament to courage and love. A film every teenager should see, as it is socially and culturally important.
Although, it is only loosely based on a true story concerning Molly's mother. Rabbit-Proof Fence is based on the book 'Follow The Rabbit Proof' Fence by Doris Pilkington Garimara. The film is largely a record of the long trek and the manner in which the children are able to survive. They destroyed family units, and, in the long run, helped to eradicate a culture. 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. 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. They made a storehouse here at Jigalong - brought clothes and other things - flour, tobacco, tea.