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Rabbit Proof Fence is not a movie but a tale A tale of courage a struggle against all odds and determination But this is no movie no fiction novel This is a true story the journey and the hardships are true This happened 70 years ago But was the way in which Philip Noyce director of the film re-created the account biased or un-biased to the actual story Was the film overly sympathetic to one colour or the other The story begins when the 3 Aboriginal girls Molly Daisy and Gracie are happily living in a settlement near Jigalong depot When the officer for Aboriginal affairs orders that they be sent to Moore River settlement for being half-caste one Aboriginal and one Caucasian parent there is great sadness in the Jigalong Aboriginal settlement The girls arrive at Moore River settlement an Aboriginal education centre where they are forced to go to church make clothing and are only allowed rations When one day the girls are asked to take out the chamber bucket while everyone else is at church they make a hasty escape to try to get home This is not an easy journey especially with the Aboriginal tracker on their tails and they are starving dehydrated and weak They encounter several helpers along the way who provide them with food water clothing directions and shelter but they still do not know who to trust This dubious feeling that enshrouds them is enforced when they were deceived- a so called helper told them to be at Warrambula station as their mother was going to visit Gracie went and got taken away by Police With only Molly and Daisy left they once again must find home using the rabbit proof fence Throughout the film it alternates stories with the 3 girls and Mr
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