Southgate Cinema Presents Rabbit Proof Fence

Western Australia, 1931. Government policy includes taking half-caste children from their Aboriginal mothers and sending them a thousand miles away to what amounts to indentured servitude, “to save them from themselves.” Molly, Daisy, and Grace (two sisters and a cousin who are 14, 10, and 8) arrive at their Gulag and promptly escape, under Molly’s lead. For days they walk north, following a fence that keeps rabbits from settlements, eluding a native tracker and the regional constabulary. Their pursuers take orders from the government’s “chief protector of Aborigines,” A.O. Neville, blinded by Anglo-Christian certainty, evolutionary world view and conventional wisdom. Can the girls survive?

Rating: PG

Please note: Southgate Cinema will not be running over Christmas and New Year. The last screening for 2012 is 19th December and first screening for 2013 is 8th January.

Date Wednesday 30 January 2013

Starting 9:00 pm

Price $0.00