Rabbit Proof Fence 2002 Australia 1hr 34min
Phillip Noyce's film is based on a book by Doris Pilkington, telling the story of the experiences of her mother, Molly, her aunt Daisy and their cousin Gracie.
The young girls were torn from their families by government officials and transported some 1,000 miles to a training school, where they huddled together in fear and grief, separated from everyone and everything they had ever known. When they speak in their native tongue and they are told: “We don’t talk that jabber, we talk English.”
They make a daring escape and embark on an epic 1,500 mile journey to get back home - following the rabbit-proof fence that bisects the Australian continent - with the authorities in hot pursuit.
RT critics consensus states, Visually beautiful and well-acted, Rabbit-Proof Fence tells a compelling true-life story.