Mr Neville (Kenneth Branagh) tells the police inspector (Roy Billing) that the three escaped girls must be following the rabbit-proof fence north, to their home.
The brother and sister are dying of thirst, camped by a spring that has dried up while they were asleep. The boy (Lucien John) sees a figure on the horizon.
This is probably the film’s most controversial scene, as well as the most harrowing, partly because it’s different to the way Doris Pilkington Garimara describes her abduction in the book.
At the Moore River Aboriginal settlement, Molly (Everlyn Sampi) is called out of the assembly to be inspected by Mr AO Neville (Kenneth Branagh), the Protector of Aborigines.
As Constable Riggs (Jason Clarke) arrives, Maude (Ningali Lawford) realises he has come to take the children. They run, but Riggs cuts off their escape route and seizes the children one by one.
Sue Charlton (Linda Kozlowski) has been kidnapped by Colombian drug boss Luis Rico. Mick has intercepted the film that Rico wants, so he waits for a contact.
Yuma (Cassandra Glenn) and Kyanna (Christine Glenn) are desperate to return to their own lives.
Mick (Paul Hogan) has left signs in the sand for where he wants Wally (John Meillon) to lead the remaining two villains, Rico (Hechter Ubarry) and Miguel (Juan Fernandez).