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Rabbit-Proof Fence – smARTfilms: Native Narratives

(2002) PG 1h34m

Western Australia, 1931. Government policy includes taking half-white, half-Aboriginal children from their Aboriginal mothers and sending them a thousand miles away to what amounts to indentured servitude, “to save them from themselves.” Molly, Daisy, and Grace (two sisters and a cousin who are fourteen, ten, and eight) arrive at their Gulag (labor camp) and promptly escape, under Molly’s lead. For several days they walk north, following a fence that keeps rabbits from settlements, eluding a native tracker and the regional constabulary. Their pursuers take orders from the government’s “Chief Protector of Aborigines”, A.O. Neville, blinded by Anglo-Christian certainty, evolutionary world view, and conventional wisdom. Can the girls survive?

SHOWINGS

smARTfilm series offers two film showings each day!

Matinee: 2pm
Evening: 7pm

When

Nov 15, 2022
7:00pm

Where

Frank Buxton Auditorium

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