NFSA Connects: Rabbit-Proof Fence - Aunty Shirley's story

NFSA Connects: Rabbit-Proof Fence - Aunty Shirley's story
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program may contain images and/or audio of deceased persons

Aunty Shirley Lomas, a descendant of the Gamilaroi and Waka Waka Aboriginal nations, talks with Chrstine Olsen, screenwriter and producer of Rabbit-Proof Fence. Aunty Shirley discusses her experience as a member of the stolen generations and introduces her story. They refer to the scene in the film where the girls are forcibly taken from their family.

They are discussing Rabbit-Proof Fence with an audience of over 240 school students as part of a nationwide video-conference through the NFSA Connects program, in November 2012. You can view more clips from this discussion on our YouTube channel.

Notes by Stephen Groenewegen