Stolen from their families, three young Indigenous Australian girls escape and set off on a journey across the Outback pursued by the authorities. Producer David Elfick will introduce the film and answer audience questions.
‘After 15 years of making superior Hollywood fare, Phillip Noyce has returned to Australia with this bold and timely film about the Stolen Generations. It's an amazing, true story – and, when we see the real Molly and Daisy, now elderly women, at the end of the film, it's a truly magical moment. The children are wonderful, and Christopher Doyle's deliberately grainy cinematography vividly evokes the vastness of this formidable continent. Kenneth Branagh doesn't make Neville a monster; this pasty-faced, stitched-up bureaucrat genuinely believes he's doing the best thing for the children, and Branagh's portrayal of a smug racist is all the more chilling for that. David Gulpilil is wonderful as the tracker who comes to admire the children he's pursuing.’ - David Stratton, SBS Movies.
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Photographer Matt Nettheim’s image of Tianna Sainsbury as Daisy, Laura Monaghan as Gracie and Everlyn Sampi as Molly from Rabbit Proof Fence (2002) features in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, 10 November 2017 to 4 March 2018.