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Rabbit-Proof Fence (4-Feb-2002)

Director: Phillip Noyce

Writer: Christine Olsen

From novel: Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington Garimara

Music by: Peter Gabriel

Producers: Phillip Noyce; Christine Olsen; John Winter

Keywords: Drama, Australia

Three Aboriginal Australian women escape 1930s-era government-mandated indentured servitude, embarking on a journey through the Outback.

Daisy, Gracie, and Molly, three young Aboriginal women living near a "rabbit-proof fence" dividing northern and southern Australia in 1931, are ordered to be forcibly relocated to an internment camp for processing into indentured servitude as a consequence of white-supremacist government policies. The resilient young women stage a defiant escape from their camp and set out on a pilgrimage across the Outback, braving a 1,200-mile trek through inhospitable climes to return to their beloved mother's home along the rabbit-proof fence.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kenneth Branagh
10-Dec-1960   British thespian
Jason Clarke
17-Jul-1969   Zero Dark Thirty


Everlyn Sampi   ...   Molly
Tianna Sansbury   ...   Daisy
Laura Monaghan   ...   Gracie
David Gulpilil   ...   Moodoo
Ningali Lawford   ...   Molly's Mother
Myarn Lawford   ...   Molly's Grandmother
Deborah Mailman   ...   Mavis
Jason Clarke   ...   Constable Riggs
Kenneth Branagh   ...   Mr. Neville
Natasha Wanganeen   ...   Dormitory Boss (Nina)
Garry McDonald   ...   Mr. Neal
Roy Billing   ...   Police Inspector
Lorna Leslie   ...   Miss Thomas
Celine O'Leary   ...   Miss Jessop
Kate Roberts   ...   Matron
Tracy Monaghan   ...   Moodoo's Daughter
Tamara Flanagan   ...   Escaped Girl (Olive)
David Ngoombujarra   ...   Kangaroo Hunter
Anthony Hayes   ...   The Fence Builder
Andrew S. Gilbert   ...   Depot Manager
Sheryl Carter   ...   Gracie's Mother
Heath Bergersen   ...   Wiluna LIar
Trevor Jamieson   ...   Moore River Policeman
Edwina Bishop   ...   First Farm Mother
Kerilee Meuris   ...   Farm Daughter
Andrew Martin   ...   Car Driving Policeman
Ken Radley   ...   Fence Worker
Don Barker   ...   Mr. Evans
Carmel Johnson   ...   Mrs. Evans
David Buchanan   ...   Railway Policeman
Richard Carter   ...   Farmhouse Policeman
Fiona Gregory   ...   Jigalong Mother
Reggie Wanganeen   ...   Tommy Grant
Glenys Sampi   ...   Woman in Queue
Kizzy Flanagan   ...   First Dormitory Girl
Antonia Sampi   ...   Second Dormitory Girl
Maurice Kelly   ...   Aboriginal Hunter
Janganpa Group   ...   Jigalong Extras
Elsie Thomas   ...   Singing Woman at Jigalong
Rosie Goodji   ...   Singing Woman at Jigalong
Jewess James   ...   Singing Woman at Jigalong
Japanga Grop   ...   Singing Woman at Jigalong


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