Rabbit-Proof Fence BBFC Rating PG

30 January 2018 19:00 » 30 January 2018 20:30

An Culturlann

price: Free (BOOK)

As part of a one-day mini film festival, to mark Sir Kenneth Branagh being made a Freeman of the City on Tuesday 30th January. Taking place right across the city, free screenings of some of his impressive work will offer a great opportunity for the public to join in and celebrate.

Molly, Daisy, and Gracie Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury and Laura Monaghan) are aboriginal children from Western Australia.

Branagh plays the government-appointed ‘Protector of Western Australian Aborigines’, A. O. Neville. Neville, or ‘Mr Devil’ as the girls refer to him, orders the children to be taken from their families and placed in an institution. Here, they are to be re-educated as members of white Australia. The girls escape and begin an arduous journey home, following the rabbit-proof fence. 

From a screenplay by Christine Olsen, based on the novel Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence, by Doris Pilkington Garimara

Dir: Phillip Noyce

Rabbit Proof Fence