Rabbit-Proof Fence 5*

Preview. Film is true, based on a book by Molly's daughter, a compelling, tragic, and gripping family story. Australian government took "lost generations" of aboriginal children from isolated rural settlements to central institutions. Natives were not counted in the census or given the vote until the late 1900s. In 1931, Molly led her sister and cousin to run away and cross the continent to get north home, guided by the fence against rabbits.

Film and camera tricks fade the normally brilliant eye-piercing sky to threatening gray, and lower us to the eye-level of children. Doubles try to convince us the young ones get starved skinny bones. But the story is all, a brave young girl who triumphs over evil, pain, and adults.

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