Rabbit-Proof Fence

Rabbit-Proof Fence tells the true story of Molly, Gracie and Daisy - three Aboriginal girls in Western Australia, 1931 who are forcibly abducted from their mothers.

Based on the book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Molly's daughter, Doris Pilkington Garimara, the film was released in Australia in February 2002. It introduced many people to the concept of the 'stolen generations’: Aboriginal children who were removed from their families as the result of government policies.

This curated collection includes clips from the film, interviews with director Phillip Noyce and actress Deborah Mailman, behind-the-scenes stills, international film posters, and documents donated to the NFSA by writer-producer Christine Olsen. 

WARNING: this collection may contain names, images or voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 

Rabbit-Proof Fence