Rabbit-Proof Fence

Director:   Phillip Noyce
Year:   2002
Language:   English
Time:   94 minutes

In the first half of the last century Australia had a national policy of removing mixed race children from their aboriginal homes and placing them in orphanages. The intent was to provide a "better" education and adjustment to the majority culture. The emotionally wrenching separations from family were given little consideration. Three young girls at the center of this film decide to leave their orphanage and make an arduous trek to their home. Their escape and the hunt to find them carry us on a taut dramatic journey.

Rated PG for adult situations.

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