Follow The Rabbit-Proof Fence

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At a time in history when Australian rulers got hold of young Indigenous children and took them against their will, there was one girl who managed to show her strong love for her family and break the cycle. The film “Rabbit-Proof Fence” (2002) is an Australian drama directed by Phillip Noyce. The movie was adapted from the book “Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence” a story by Doris Pilkington Garimara who is the daughter of Molly Craig. Molly, her sister Daisy and her cousin Gracie are all significant characters in the film. However, it is Molly’s strength and determination that drives this story forward and enables the girls to survive their journey through the desert. If it wasn’t for Molly’s hope, the strong bonds that held their family together, and her determination to get them back home, they would not have survived their journey. The fence and the spirit bird display the significance of hope in the film. The girls wished to reunite with their family since the moment they were taken from their home,…show more content…
When Molly, Daisy and Gracie slowly roamed from place to place family is all they had. They relied on each other to survive and their goal was to reunite with their mother and grandma. This is exhibited towards the end of the movie in a scene where the girls are holding on to the rabbit proof fence with everything blurred out but Molly’s face being the focal point, then it cut to a shot of their mother and grandmother, holding on to the same fence, at the same time, hundreds of kilometres away. This is seen as the girls are following the rabbit-proof fence at a very slow pace. Molly leans on the rabbit proof fence and looks both left and right; the way she has already made and the way she has to go. Daisy and Gracie are utterly exhausted, but Molly is not ready to give up and carries on. Her determination held the girls together for most of the movie and meant that their journey ended with a
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