Rabbit-Proof Fence -- featuring the Golden Globe®-nominated score by Peter Gabriel -- is a powerful true story of hope and survival.At a time when it was Australian government policy to train aboriginal children as domestic workers and integrate them into white society, young Molly Craig decides to lead her little sister and cousin in a daring escape from their internment camp. Molly and the girls must then elude the authorities on a dangerous 1,500-mile adventure along the rabbit-proof fence that bisects the continent and will lead them home. Rabbit-Proof Fence captures their universally touching plight and unparalleled courage in a beautiful testament to the undying strength of the human spirit.
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Director Phillip Noyce chronicles their ordeal with gentle compassion, guiding his untrained, aboriginal child actors with a keen eye for meaningful expressions. Their performances evoke powerful emotions (subtly enhanced by Peter Gabriel's excellent score), illuminating a shameful chapter of Australian history while conveying our universal need for a true and proper home. -- Jeff Shannon
|Recommended Age||10 and up|
|Special Features||Mighty Girl Top Picks|
|Running Time||94 minutes|
|Studio||Echo Bridge Home Entertainment|
|Release Date||May 24, 2011|