Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

Western Australia, 1931. Government policy includes taking half-caste children from their Aboriginal mothers and sending them a thousand miles away to what amounts to indentured servitude, "to save them from themselves." Molly, Daisy, and Grace (two sisters and a cousin who are 14, 10, and 8) arrive at their Gulag and promptly escape, under Molly's lead. For days they walk north, following a fence that keeps rabbits from settlements, eluding a native tracker and the regional constabulary. Their pursuers take orders from the government's "chief protector of Aborigines," A.O. Neville, blinded by Anglo-Christian certainty, evolutionary world view and conventional wisdom. Can the girls survive?
Genres:  AdventureBiographyDramaHistory
Actors:  Everlyn SampiTianna SansburyKenneth Branagh
Directors:  Phillip Noyce
Countries:  Australia
Writers:  Doris PilkingtonChristine Olsen
Runtime: 1h 34min
Release: 31 January 2003
IMDb: 7.5

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