How accurate is the film Rabbit-Proof Fence?

How accurate is the film Rabbit-Proof Fence?

“Rabbit-Proof Fence” is an absorbing drama, as might be expected of a film by Phillip Noyce, a director who is as well-known in Hollywood as he is in his native Australia. In general, it is a faithful account of a real incident, based on public records and on a memoir written by the oldest girl’s daughter.

Is Rabbit-Proof Fence based on a book?

Based on a true story, the book is a personal account of an Indigenous Australian family’s experiences as members of the Stolen Generation—the forced removal of mixed-race children from their families during the early 20th century. The book was adapted into a film, Rabbit-Proof Fence, in 2002.

Why was the Rabbit-Proof Fence movie made?

Noyce’s approach to the script of Rabbit-Proof Fence is unashamedly emotional. He has said he wanted to make a film in which every Australian viewer would become so emotionally involved that they would want to adopt the three girls as their own children.

Is the Rabbit-Proof Fence the longest fence in the world?

The fences took six years to build. When completed in 1907, the rabbit-proof fence (including all three fences) stretched 2,023 miles (3,256 km). When it was completed in 1907, the 1,139-mile (1,833 km) No. 1 Fence was the longest unbroken fence in the world.

What happened in Rabbit-Proof Fence?

In the end, after a nine-week journey through the harsh Australian outback, having walked the 2,400 km (1,500 miles) route along the fence, the two sisters return home and go into hiding in the desert with their mother and grandmother.

How far did the girls walk in Rabbit-Proof Fence?

1,500 miles
The film follows the Aboriginal girls as they walk for nine weeks along 1,500 miles (2,400 km) of the Australian rabbit-proof fence to return to their community at Jigalong, while being pursued by white law enforcement authorities and an Aboriginal tracker.

Does the Rabbit-Proof Fence still exist?

The Rabbit Proof Fence No. 2 runs north/south through the eastern third of the Dowerin shire. It was built in 1907-1908 and much of the fence remains in good condition.

What does the Rabbit-Proof Fence teach us?

Themes. Rabbit-Proof Fence is a story about the characters’ determination to get home to their family, and the way they resist those who say they can’t be together.

Why are there no rabbits in Australia?

Rabbits were introduced to Australia in the 1800s by European settlers. They soon became a problem for colonists trying to establish vegetable gardens and, after the 1860s, quickly spread across two thirds of Australia with devastating impact.