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How does the film Rabbit Proof Fence and the picture book The Rabbits, by Phillip Noyce and John Marsden respectively, position a responder to feel sympathetic for the Aboriginal people in the film and book? The Aboriginal people of Australia have endured great suffering since white settle began in 1788. Despite this, they have shown both resilience and determination to maintain their cultural identity. Phillip Noyce's Rabbit Proof Fence examines such suffering through its portrayal of three...

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that I have chosen to associate with journeys is the film, Rabbit Proof Fence directed by Phillip Noyce. The film relates to the journey concept as it is based on a true story of three Aboriginal girls who were forcibly removed from their mothers in 1931 to a settlement 2000 kilometres away, where the Aboriginal children were forced to accept & adapt to the Australian way of life. They escaped & walked for 9 weeks along the rabbit proof fence which was their only guide to return home to be reunited...

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"Rabbit Proof Fence" What comes to your mind when you here the words "stolen generation." Maybe you think of the Holocaust when the Jews were unwilling taken to concentration camp's to suffer before their horrific death. Or you might think of the European settlers going to Africa to literally kidnap its people and bring them to the Americas for slave labor. Both are good assumptions but are far from what the "stolen generation" really is. Until watching the documentary "Rabbit Proof Fence"...

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Rabbit Proof Fence – Notes * Rabbit-Proof Fence tells the true story of three Aboriginal girls who are forcibly removed from their families. Set in 1931, their removal was part of an official Australian government policy which removed ‘half caste’ children from their parents and placed them within institutions that trained these children to become domestic servants. The story centres on the three girls escape from the Moore River Settlement (the institution in which they are placed) and their...

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individual (and combinations of several) techniques to reprensent the concept of the physical journey and specifically that it is the journey, not the destination that matters. Noyce has used a number of filimic and literary techniques thoughout “Rabbit Proof Fence” to ddo this. The use of symbolism, lighting, characterisation and camera angles all enable Noyce to express the physical journey being explored. The cover of Kellehers’ novel ______ uses visual techniques such as colour, blending and dark patches...

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How does Noyce position the reader to sympathise with the three protagonists? Throughout Rabbit-Proof Fence, Noyce encourages the viewer to understand and imaginatively experience the story through the feelings of the children. The narrative structure, visual symbolism, camera angles, music, characterisation and use and absence of language are techniques that Noyce uses to position the reader to sympathise with the three protagonists. In the scene in which the children arrive at the Moore River...

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Rabbit Proof Fence (2002) “Three little girls. Snatched from their mothers' arms. Spirited 1,500 miles away. Denied their very identity. Forced to adapt to a strange new world. They will attempt the impossible. A daring escape. A run from the authorities. An epic journey across an unforgiving landscape that will test their very will to survive. Their only resources, tenacity, determination, ingenuity and each other. Their one hope, find the rabbit-proof fence that might just guide them home. A...

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RABBIT PROOF FENCE INTRODUCTION 50, 000 half- cast aboriginal children were taken away from their families in the 20th century. Can you imagine being taken away from everything and everyone you ever loved or cared about to never see them in your life again? The film “The Rabbit Proof Fence” directed by Philip Noyce set in Western Australia highlights unfairness and the vulnerability of aboriginal people. The stolen generation is a devastating story. It is honestly hard to believe that...

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Rabbit Proof Fence Analysis

In this essay I will be examining the movie ‘Rabbit Proof Fence' .I am here to talk to you about the movie Rabbit Proof Fence. The movie is set in a time that is vastly different from today. Europeans had only recently infiltrated Australian borders and it had not taken long for the Aboriginal people to be reduced to second-rate citizens and have rights taken away from them in a land that was once exclusively theirs. The year is 1931, and a new policy has been introduced by Mr. Neville who is chief...

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Rabbit Proof Fence An Australian film Rabbit Proof Fence directed by Philip Noyce is reliable to an historian studying the Protection policies of the Australian Government during the 1930's in that it tells a true story about three Aboriginal children who were taken away from their families because they were half-castes. However, it is not reliable in that it only tells us about the effect of Protection policy in Western Australia, not the whole country. This film outlines the experiences...

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