“Rabbit Proof Fence” is an intense, gorgeous, inspiring film about three Aborigine girls who escape from a home for “half-castes,” walking hundreds of miles through the Australian bush to return home after being kidnapped. Based on a true story, the heroine is 14 year old Molly, the daughter of an Aborigine mother and white father, who refuses to believe giving up her home, family, and culture just because she is half-white, is the best thing for her, her sister Daisy who is 10, and cousin Gracie who is 8.
I had three daughters throwing up yesterday, and I put this movie on for my 10 year old after the younger two had passed out. My daughter and I were frozen and silent for the next two hours, totally engrossed in this story. We leaned about a different culture, a shameful history, witnessed not one but three brave heroines, and also got to see Australia’s beautiful lands. I highly recommend “Rabbit Proof Fence” and I’m adding it to Reel Girl’s list of films recommended for age 10 and up.
Reel Girl rates “Rabbit Proof Fence” ***HHH***
I saw this movie several years ago, ironically when I was home sick from work. I have never forgotten it. It was hard, it was intense, it was riveting. It’s not a light entertainment movie, but it is definitely worth watching. It made me think, about a lot of things. I am so glad that you have seen it and are recommending it.
I never even heard of it until someone mentioned it on my Facebook page. I agree with your description and don’t think I will ever forget it.
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