Thursday, July 21, 2005

Rabbit Proof Fence ...

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    This film is about an Australian effort to prevent that country's black bushmen from mixing with white people and creating a third race.

     The half cast children of that country were abducted from their homes and familles and taken to a camp 1200 miles away to be either placed into schools and absorbed into white society or trained as domestic help, depending on the lightness of their skin.

     The story of 3 young girls and their nine week walk back home was beautifully filmed and quite courageous. I highly recommend watching.  

                                                

6 comments:

nhd106 said...

Thanks for the tip, Coy...sounds like somethiing I'd like to check out!  Nancy

psychfun said...

Thanks I'm going to check this out. I didn't know about Austrialian...sounds almost like Rwanda...3 different races & them changing the hierarchies. I have to see Hotel Rwanda yet...have you seen it?

Psychfun

suzypwr said...

Kind of similar to the American Indian story, isn't it?
xoxo

yankeygr said...

Thanks for the link! Sounds like a great movie, and I will go and rent it as soon as I can.  Rhonda

deveil said...

I loved this movie and the soundtrack is awesome as well
derek

luvmort said...

I had a VERY nasty/funny comment to make but, I am not sure you would take it in the spirit it was intended so, I will just say: thanks for the recommendation.