Rabbit Proof Fence
Double Bill, Film

Date and time
Fri 9th September 2022 at 5:30pm
There are implied beatings.

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Audience Reaction: 86.5%

Cost: £10.00 for both films in the double bill showing and the buffet

On Friday, we have a double bill with a buffet. The first film, Rabbit Proof Fence, was first shown on the 17th October 2003. Members selected this film, not only because it’s a great film, but because it was the best attended film when we operated from the community lounge at Welland Park Community College. The lounge had a  40 seats capacity and somehow we fitted in 58 members, by sitting people  on the floor and even on step ladders at the back!
The second film is Green Book which is our highest scoring film  with an Appreciation Index of 100%.

Please note that due to the seating capacity for the buffet there will be a limit of 60 tickets available. So get in quick to avoid disappointment!

2002 ( Australia )  (  Biography, Drama )

Starring:  Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Kenneth Branagh
Director:  Phillip Noyce

It’s Western Australia, 1931 and the Chief Protector of Aborigines, AO Neville (Kenneth Branagh), has decided to enforce the law that “half-caste” children of mixed heritage must be removed from their homelands so that they won’t grow up and then further dilute the Aborigine race. The film follows three half-white, half-Aboriginal girls who are taken  from their homes to be trained as domestic staff. They escape and venture to walk 1,500 miles back to their tribe. The title refers to a fence-line that stretches for thousands of miles and the girls follow it.

Cutting back and forth between the children’s journey and Neville’s increasingly desperate attempts to capture them, Noyce’s sensitive dramatization swaps angry politics for emotional sympathy, concentrating on the plight of the children instead of ranting against the authorities. Visually beautiful and well-acted, Rabbit-Proof Fence tells a compelling true-life story.

(1hr 34min)