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Film Screening: Rabbit-Proof Fence
(2002, PG, 94 mins)

Sun 22 Apr, 2pm–3.30pm
NGV Australia, Federation Square
Ground Level

Free entry

Rabbit-Proof Fence is a 2002 Australian drama film directed by Phillip Noyce based on the book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington Garimara.

Loosely based on a true story about the author’s mother Molly, the film tells the story of a group of mixed-race Aboriginal girls who ran away from the Moore River Native Settlement in Western Australia to return to their families, after being placed there in 1931. The film follows the girls as they walk for nine weeks along 2,400 km of the Australian rabbit-proof fence to return to their community at Jigalong, while being pursued by law enforcement authorities and an Aboriginal tracker.