In Rabbit Proof Fence, it tells of tragic and untold stories of the "stolen
generation", the estimated 30,000 Aboriginal children forcibly removed from their
parents by Australian authorities between 1900 and the late 1960s. The film takes place
in 1931 at Jigalong, an Aboriginal settlement on the edge of the Little Sandy Desert in
northwest Australia. The children taken were relocated to Moore River Native Settlement
near Perth. This film has a very strong meaning, very heartfelt, but disturbing at times. In
Rabbit Proof Fence I would like to talk about the way the film was made and the struggle
In the film it had a lot of scenes that jumped from one scène to another, for
instances you would see the main characters Molly, Daisy and Gracie in the desert sitting
by a fence thinking they should go back to Gracie, and then you see then at the train
station running across the tracks, hiding behind a rock watching Gracie get taken away.
In parts of the movie it had lots of tilt shots, where the camera would stay at one angle
showing the girls faces, and then it would show their feet walking on the desert ground.
There was also up close shots of the girls faces were you could see their emotions, and
see how the journey home was affecting them emotional and physically.
Their was a lot of difference in the music in this film, had a lot of scenes where
you could hear the girls walking on the rocks and in the water, very clear and real. The
music that was played in the background was very quiet, and sometimes a scene in the
film had no background music very quiet and still, but some of the scenes in the film, the
music gave it a more powerful meaning, a sense of will and strength that the girls can
make the journey home to their mother.
There are many heartwarming and disturbing scenes in this film Rabbit