14/06/2018 – The Mickelodeon Film Club presents – Rabbit Proof Fence

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Western Australia, 1931. Government policy includes taking half-caste children from their Aboriginal mothers and sending them a thousand miles away to what amounts to indentured servitude, “to save them from themselves.” Molly, Daisy, and Grace (two sisters and a cousin who are 14, 10, and 8) arrive at their Gulag and promptly escape, under Molly’s lead. For days they walk north, following a fence that keeps rabbits from settlements, eluding a native tracker and the regional constabulary. Their pursuers take orders from the government’s “chief protector of Aborigines,” A.O. Neville, blinded by Anglo-Christian certainty, evolutionary world view and conventional wisdom. Can the girls survive?

Director: Phillip Noyce

Starring: Everlyn Sampi,  Tianna Sansbury,  Kenneth Branagh

Run time: 1 hr 34 mins

Film starts prompt at 8:00pm. Guests are welcome subject to seat availability, £6 contribution required for non members. To enquire click here to email us or call 01803 394113