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"I wrote and directed this documentary in 2003 as part of a now defunct company, to highlight the history of "Sorry Day" in Australia amid growing frustrations within Australia's Indigenous Communities, especially in relation to our nation's treatment of the "Stolen Generations" and reluctance to officially apologise for the hurt caused by past policies." DirectorSteve
Many bodies supported this production with generous permission to use historical footage and snippets from the feature film, Rabbit Proof Fence. The documentary runs 22 minutes and has been split into 3 sections for YouTube.
Part One covers a lot of the background, Part Two covers the tensions in Parliament, Part Three covers the hope of the community for finding a way forward. That way forward was found on February 13, 2008, when Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, made an official apology in Federal Parliament. The transcript of Kevin Rudd's speech can be found at http://www.aph.gov.au/house/Rudd_Spee...
Full Length Movie: Rabbit-Proof Fence
PG 2002 1:29:54 14th November, 2015
Based on a true story, three Aboriginal girls escape after being taken from their family as part of the 'White Australia' policy, and set off on a treacherous journey to find their way home. Molly and her younger sister, part of what would become known as Australia's "Stolen Generations", must elude the authorities on a dangerous 1,500-mile adventure along the rabbit-proof fence that bisects the continent and will lead them home. As shown by this outstanding motion picture, their universally touching plight and unparalleled courage are a beautiful testament to the undying strength of the human spirit! Directed by Phillip Noyce
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following program may contain images and voices of deceased persons.
Film Trailer: Rabbit-Proof Fence
In 1931, three half-white, half-Aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their houses to be trained as domestic staff, and set off on a journey across the Outback.
Novel based on the experiences of three girls who fled from Moore River native settlement and followed the rabbit-proof fence back to their homeland in the East Pilbarra. Describes events prior to their forced transportation to the settlement, the harshness of life there, the difficulties of the journey back, and their fates when they eventually arrived home. Author worked in film/video production with the WA Institute of Film and Television. Her other publications include 'Caprice: A stockman's daughter' which won the 1990 David Unaipon Award.
This extraordinary story of courage and faith is based on the actual experiences of three girls who fled from the repressive life of Moore River Native Settlement, following along the rabbit-proof fence back to their homelands.
Doris Pilkington's Aboriginal name is Nugi Garimara and she was born on 'traditional birthing ground under the wintamarra tree' on Balfour Downs Station in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia.
As a toddler, she was removed by authorities from her home at the station, together with her mother Molly Craig and her baby sister, Annabelle. They were sent to Moore River Native Settlement. Molly Craig walked back to Jigalong but was only able to carry baby Annabelle, leaving Doris at the Settlement. At eighteen, Doris left the mission system as the first of its members to qualify as a nursing aide at the Royal Perth Hospital. After marrying and raising a family, she studied journalism and worked in film and television production. In 2002, she was appointed Co-Patron of State and Federal Sorry Day Committee's Journey of Healing.
In the 1930s, Australian authorities undertook a campaign to force the native Aborigines into white culture, with the hope that intermarriage would eventually eliminate their race. Mixed-race aboriginal children were taken from their families and forbidden to speak their native language.
“Are we going to have a population of one million blacks in the Commonwealth, or are we going to merge them into our white community and eventually forget there ever were any Aborigines in Australia?” A. O. Neville, chief protector of Aborigines in Western Australia, asked in 1937.
The main difference is that third person limited happens when the story is told from a character's perspective, while a story in third person omniscient is told by a narrator that is external to the story (i.e. not a character). Omniscient is often mistaken for “objective”, but that is not necessarily the case.
What is a limited point of view?
What Is the Third Person Limited Point of View? Third person limited point of view, on the other hand, is a method of storytelling in which the narrator knows only the thoughts and feelings of a single character, while other characters are presented only externally.
The third-person point of view is a form of storytelling in which a narrator relates all the action of their work using third-person pronouns such as "he," "she," and "they." It's the most common perspective in works of fiction.
The most important rule regarding point of view is that it must be consistent. As soon as a writer drifts from one point of view to another, the reader will pick up on it. The effect will be that the writer will lose their authority as a storyteller and surely also the reader's attention.
Perspective and Narrator
Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence is told by a third-person omniscient narrator who recounts the oral narrative of the author's mother's experience. Sometimes the point of view belongs to one of the characters; sometimes the narrator steps out of the story to provide historical details or to offer an opinion.
Reparations for Indigenous Australians: Overview
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An overview of the issue of reparations for Indigenous Australians is presented. It discusses how Indigenous Australians were affected by the arrival of English settlers including the loss of their land, underpayment for labor, the introduction of smallpox and the separation of children from their families known as the Stolen Generations. It examines history of government relations with Indigenous Australians and the possibility of them being awarded reparations.
Rabbit-Proof Fence Map
This is a true story about Molly, Daisy and Gracie who were removed from their settlement and taken toMoore River Native Settlement, where they quickly decided they did not want to stay. And so, they left. The book is written by Doris Pilkington, daughter of Molly.
What followed was a barefoot journey of 2400km with no supplies, no tents, no adults, no coats. Molly, aged just 15, knew that if she could find the rabbit proof fence, they could follow it all the way back to their family at Jigalong.
Interviews Aboriginal writer Nugi Garimara, also known as Doris Pilkington. Interest in writing as a student; Concept for her book 'Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence'; Role as an Aboriginal writer; Comment on winning the David Unaipon award and then becoming a judge for it.
Three such children were Molly Craig, her sister Daisy and their cousin Gracie. In 1931, the girls made the 1,500-mile journey in an effort to return home, after having been forcibly taken from their settlement in Western Australia. In 1996, Molly's daughter Doris wrote 'Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence' about her mother's journey, with the film version, featuring Kenneth Branagh, released in 2002. The film and the report have stirred up fresh debate in Australia over this hidden chapter in its history.
Doris Pilkington Garimara tells the story of her mother in Follow the Rabbit-proof Fence. She tells her own story in Under the Wintamarra Tree (2003), of her premature birth, under the tree of the book’s title on Balfour Downs Station, a pastoral lease and cattle station located about 132 kilometres north-east of Newman in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
Follow the Rabbit-proof Fence is a book about connection to country and family. The heart of the story is the extraordinary journey Molly, Gracie and Daisy take as they escape Moore River Settlement and make the long walk home across hundreds of kilometres of desert back to their families. That story, central to the film adaptation, is given a more complex and expansive treatment in the book.
"These strangers are not here to cause harm,' Kundilla said to his sons."
Kundilla, Chapter 1
"They are grateful for small things and the scanty supply of food ... is received by them with ... gratitude."
Narrator, Chapter 3
"As she grew older, Molly wished that she didn't have light skin."
Narrator, Chapter 5
``It's certainly a great honour, it's just wonderful,'' she told The
``Writing has taken me on a long journey -- longer than mother's journey.
``It's a journey into the traditional culture and sharing that.''
"The film Rabbit-Proof Fence helped bring Pilkington Garimara's work to international attention.
The novel has been translated into eight languages.
Doris remains at the Moore River Settlement until she's 12, when she is sent to a Christian mission. Unwilling to become a domestic worker, she trains as a nurse's aide. She marries and has four children. In the 1960s, she takes the children to meet Molly for the first time. When her children are grown, she studies journalism and works as a researcher in Aboriginal stories. She writes three books, one of which is Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence.
Narrative Plot Structure
Focused on fiction writing, this clip outlines the main components of a plot structure: exposition, rising action, climax, denouement, resolution. Dramatizations of a story are used to illustrate each part of the plot. Variations of plot structures and other literary techniques such as conflict and flashbacks are discussed
This clip provides an overview of narrative character points of view, roles, types and how they are revealed. Dramatisations of a story are used to illustrate these elements of characterization and how they serve a story's purpose.