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Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

Director/s
Phillip Noyce
Genre
Biography, Drama
Rating
PG
Duration
94 minutes
Language
English Martu Wangka
Strand
Rediscover
Country
Australia
Sat 28 Oct | 1:00PM

Queensland Premiere. Presentation of the restored and remastered Australian film. 

Rabbit-Proof Fence is based on the true story of Molly Craig, her sister Daisy Kadibill and cousin Gracie Fields who, after being forcibly removed from their mothers in 1931, escaped from a mission settlement in order to find their way home. They made their journey by way of the ‘rabbit-proof fence’, which once stretched the length of Western Australia. 

Rabbit-Proof Fence is a unique and powerful story of determination to return to family and portrays a moment in Australian history now referred to as the Stolen Generations.

The original camera negative of Rabbit-Proof Fence deposited at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia was scanned at 4K resolution using an Arriscan XT by The Grainery, Australia. It was frame by frame restored by The Grainery, USA and regraded in HDR by Gosia Grzyb under the supervision of director Phillip Noyce. 

It’s been 20 years since Rabbit-Proof Fence was released in cinemas, and the film is as important now as it was then. Join director Phillip Noyce in conversation with Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) CEO Dr Nell Greenwood, following the screening of the restored and remastered film.

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