Rabbit-Proof Fence Reviews
A classic Australian film
The plot is one of the main reasons why I thought this to be such an amazing movie. How the girls being taken away from their Aboriginal mothers at the beginning of the movie, really set up the dialogue of the movie so you could get a real good sense of what was going on. But to sum everything up; The setting of the movie is based in Western Australia in the year 1931; where the Government of the community, came up with a law to seize "half-caste" children of both aborigine and white parentage. 2 sisters, and a cousin were forcefully taken from their homes to live on a native settlement under the organizations control, to be "re-educated" to western ways; so they can become servants for the whites. So the oldest sister Molly plans to escape by utilizing the rabbit-proof fence which runs adjacent to Jigalong to navigate their way back home!
This movie relates to World Religions in many ways; mainly due to the fact that the girls were of a certain heritage that had their own traditional way of living and beliefs, that was frowned upon by another religion. I personally believe that I sought this movie to have a religious concept, from the faith in the 3 girls and how they didn't believe in the life style A.O Neville's government. Their faith in what they believe in was the moral of the story. I like how they remained true to what the believed in. Movies like this are always my favorite.
Great performances from all, including the kids.
With excellent acting and a script that doesn't abandon its true-story elements, Rabbit-Proof Fence is an intriguing as well as smooth telling of the events that inspired it.
One reason for the invading of Aboriginals cultural was the mistaken belief that Aborigines had no religion even though they follow indigenous religions. Disapproval of indigenous practices and customs has led to major reform movements. Such criticisms of indigenous religions have largely been based on the idea that the belief, teachings, and practices of indigenous religions are at best "primitive" deviations from Christianity or Islam and at worst heretical and sinful. Aboriginal religion, like many other religions, is characterized by having a god or gods who created people and the surrounding environment during a particular creation period at the beginning of time. Aboriginal people are very religious and spiritual, but rather than praying to a single god they cannot see, each group generally believes in a number of different deities, whose image is often depicted in some tangible, recognizable form. This form may be that of a particular landscape feature, an image in a rock art shelter, or in a plant or animal form.
Mr. Neville was chief protector of Aborigines in Western Australia for 25 years he retired in 1940. Under his command Aboriginal children were forcibly removed from their families throughout Australia until 1970 today many of the Aboriginal people continue to suffer the destruction of identity, family, life, and culture. That's why the Aboriginals has been called the Stolen Generations.