ELFs: Rabbit Proof Fence
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Rabbit Proof Fence
The true story of three aboriginal girls who in 1931 manage to escape after being taken from their homes by the Australian government. They set off on foot across the Outback trying to find their way home.
The stunning Australian landscape is magnificently photographed by Christopher Doyle, and a haunting score by Peter Gabriel translates natural sounds of birds, animals, wind and rain into music that adds a mystical feeling to the journey.
This is a very powerful film from Phillip Noyce (The Quiet American) and its based on the shameful history in Australia where aborigine children were taken by force from their families and tribes to camps and taught to be servants. This is more than just an important film, its a documentation of an ugly and shameful part of Australian history.
AUS 2002; 94 min.; English with English Subtitles
Director: Phillip Noyce
Cast: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Kenneth Branagh, a. o.
Awards: 1 Golden Globe, 22 Wins + 22 Nominations
Trailer: Rabbit Proof Fence | English