February 21, 2002
Genre(s): Adventure, Drama, History
Set in Western Australia in 1931, the white government sets off on a plan to “save Aboriginal half-castes from themselves” by forcibly taking these children from their parents and training them to work as servants in white homes. Based on a true story, three girls from the remote town of Jigalong are taken from their home and sent to the distant Moore River Settlement. The three girls, Molly age fourteen, sister Daisy age eight and cousin Gracie age ten, escape by following a 1,500 mile rabbit-proof fence that runs alongside their rural village. Pursued by native tracker Moodoo and settlement director Neville, the three girls manage to elude authorities and survive the severe Australian outback in an attempt to get back to their home and family.