Rabbit-Proof Fence

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  94 min.
Release Date: November 29, 2002
DVD: April 22, 2003

Current rating: Rating: 3.95
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Cast: Ningali Lawford, David Gulpilil, Jason Clarke, Deborah Mailman, Kenneth Branagh


The true story of three aboriginal girls who were forcibly taken from their homes in 1931 to be trained as domestic servants as part of an official Australian government policy. They made a daring escape and embarked 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.

Based on the book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington and Nugi Garimara.

Director: Phillip Noyce
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Phillip Noyce, Christine Olsen, John Winter
Screenplay: Christine Olsen
Official Site: www.rabbitprooffence.com.au

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  • 5 stars "powerful, emotional movie!!! one of the best i have ever seen!"
  • 4 stars "Touching and dramatic movie. It's scary that this could happen. Notwithstanding its horrific story, it was impossible not to watch."