Rabbit-Proof Fence

Rabbit-Proof Fence

Director: Phillip Noyce Cast: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan
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Rabbit-Proof Fence 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
HollowellTheForgottenRoom More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent story of stolen children, who escape and make their way home. After just two days at a boarding school for Aboriginal children, Molly, Daisy, and Gracie flee into the Outback. They head north, into the bush, and travel along the rabbit-proof fence. Along the way, they dodge the tracker on horseback and are helped by kind settlers. The film is set in 1931 and is based on a true story. The soundtrack contains traditional music; there is minimal dialogue, as is fitting; and the photography depicts the Australian Outback accurately. It is stark and dry with flies but contains secret resources know to native peoples. Separating children from their cultures and placing them in boarding schools was a human rights violation. The practice occurred in the 19th and 20th centuries in nations around the world: in the United States, in Canada, and in Russia, as well as in Australia. Only Canada has issued an apology.
Nathan_B More than 1 year ago
A history of which I did not know that took place in Australia. An eye opener indeed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie is amazing and the making if it, especially finding untrained children in the outback who are untouched enough by current world, is another amazing story. And the comparison of the two, a third. Don't miss seeing the making of. I buy few DVDs but I had to buy this one and have since recommended it unceasingly to others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Philip Noyce has made a first class chase/survival film that works as a semi-factual piece of cinema.Based on fact,one has to be a little sceptical regarding what Noyce is asking us to accept as actual fact. The film asks us to believe that 3 children aged from eight to fourteen could walk 1200 miles with little food and water across some of the most barren and forbidding country in the world. The film also chooses to ignore the fact that many of these children were living in atrocious conditions,with alcoholic mothers often unable to care properly for themselves let alone for their children.Although we cannot ignore the terrible trauma these children must have gone through we cannot also deny that in the long run many of them were better off in their new lives. If film makers want us to accept their movies as factual they should give all the facts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a beautiful movie, so simple yet powerful! I was unaware of the history of the native people of Australia and what several generations endured. It is a horror to think that these children were forcibly removed from there families as recently as 1970 just because they were mixed~! The story is amazing and the music is haunting. I was touched by the strength shown by these 3 girls. You have to watch the extras on the dvd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film opened my eyes and moved me, an experience I have not felt in years as a movie-goer. The stark honest performances of the children and particularly Molly's sense of defiance and belief in herself was remarkable, portrayed beautifully by young Everlyn Sampi. I especially enjoyed her connection with the hawk, a guiding force as well as the fence for helping the girls find their way home. The cinematography is superb, capturing the raw, dry wildnerness of the Australian Outback, and Peter Gabriel's score enhances this with echoes of chants and rhythms. The images and sounds have stayed with me for weeks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is fantastic. It is so well done, so beautifully heartbreaking. I just kept thinking about it for days afterwards. Do yourself a favor and watch this amazing story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie reveals the plight of the human spirit, watch three beautiful children defy the wishes of the dominent white culture and return to their native tribal roots. You will laugh, cry, and root the children on as they travel 1500 miles on foot, braving the elements and out-smarting those who try to ''civilize'' them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is done so well. I had to watch it twice because I was so moved by the story. Please watch this. You will not regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was such a wonderful film! I could not stop thinking about the story and the wonderful spirit of those three girls. The director's story at the end is awesome and how he found the three girls to play these parts in incredible. I HIGHLY recommend the time for this film.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago