Rabbit-Proof Fence (film)
Rabbit-Proof Fence is a 2002 Australian drama film based on the book Follow The Rabbit Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington Garimara. It concerns three mixed-race Aboriginal girls, who run away from the Moore River Native Settlement, north of Perth, in which they were placed in 1931, in order to return to their Aboriginal families. The film follows the girls as they trek for nine weeks along 1,500 miles (2414km) of the Australian rabbit-proof fence to return to their community at Jigalong while being tracked by a white authority figure and a black tracker.
- This is a true story - story of my sister Daisy, my cousin Gracie and me when we were little. Our people, the Jigalong mob, we were desert people then, walking all over our land. My mum told me about how the white people came to our country. They made a storehouse here at Jigalong - brought clothes and other things - flour, tobacco, tea. Gave them to us on ration day. We came there, made a camp nearby. They were building a long fence.
- The tracker is named Moodoo; he has one daughter at the Moore River camp with him, and he led Constable Riggs the other tracker in the search for Molly, her sister, Daisy, and cousin, Gracie, when they escaped. He was very determined to find the girls when they left camp.
- If only they would understand what we are trying to do for them.
- I'm authorising their removal.
- The continuing infiltration of white blood finally stamps out the black color.
be right back
- i loved the way they lightened up my day
- i want to persue them with happiness
- Mr Neville got Mr Neville asks the police to help find the three missing girls.
- It's the law, Maude. Got no say in it. Constable Riggs comes to Jigalong and takes Molly, Gracie and Daisy away from their mothers. the police come and the girls quickly run away.
- Constable Riggs is ordered to wait at Jigalong until the girls return and then accompany them back south.
- This is your new home. We don't use that jabber here. You speak English.(In response to Gracie conversing in her native language.)
- If you were kidnapped by the government, would you walk the 1500 miles back home?
- When the government kidnaps your children, you don't expect to see them again.
- If the government tore you away from your family, would you walk the 1500 miles back home?
- 1500 Miles Is A Long Way Home
- Follow Your Heart, Follow The Fence
- The True Story of a Family That Defied a Nation.
- A daring escape. An epic journey. The true story of 3 girls who walked 1500 miles to find their way home.
- Based on a True Story
- What if the government kidnapped your daughter?
- Everlyn Sampi as Molly Craig
- Tianna Sansbury as Daisy Craig
- Laura Monaghan as Gracie Fields
- Kenneth Branagh as A. O. Neville
- David Gulpilil as Moodoo