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Sunday Gregorian Club Foreign Film: Rabbit-Proof Fence


Published Date10\12\2011
Mount Marty College is pleased to announce the Sunday, October 16 Gregorian Club Foreign Film, “Rabbit-Proof Fence.”

In 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 (2002)

Foreign film enthusiasts are invited to join Mount Marty College’s Gregorian Club for the free Sunday afternoon film showings. Films begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Scholastica Learning Center, Room 108 on the Mount Marty College campus.