Upon arriving the children become part of the native settlement learning the ways of the white Australians running the camp. Shortly after their arrival the girls led by Molly bravely escape from the camp and head on the 1500 mile walk back in search of their homeland. The girls are able to walk on the journey for the majority undetected through numerous deceitful events. Its unbelievable that the girls are able to find their way back Jigalong without encountering the tracker or the police set out looking for them during their 9 week journey. The movie is based on the stolen generation as the identity of many of the children and the native settlement were lost due to education and different beliefs.
I feel in certain aspects this film is a good educational ethnographic film.
It lacks in certain areas explaining the importance of exact information pertaining to the cultures represented in the film. All that is describes is the symbol of the fence and the inability for the half caste society to control what is done to them. Without the family consent the girls are abruptly kidnapped. The society lives without any of the advantages of the white Australian society. Mr. Neville is the head of the Moore River Native Settlement. It is his choice who is taken to this camp. He views the people of Jigalong as his problem and tries to help them by brining them to the camp.
The Jigalong natives aren't spoiled with... [continues]
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