SONGLINES: Rabbit Proof Fence (PG)


SONGLINES: Rabbit Proof Fence (PG)

Thursday 3rd February 2022


The Songlines exhibition at The Box is coming to a close at the end of February. Our short season of films explores aspects of Australian cinema which reflect on ideas and themes inspired by the exhibition. We hope it inspires you to catch it before it goes. All tickets £5. Watch a series of video clips about the exhibition here.

Rabbit-Proof Fence (PG)

Dir. Phillip Noyce, 2002, Australia, 90 mins. Cast. Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, Everlyn Sampi, Ningali Lawford, David Gulpilil, Kenneth Branagh.

This is a hard-hitting drama based on the real-life story of three members of the stolen generations who undertook a long and perilous on-foot journey to return to their mother. In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback. Based on a non-fiction book by the Indigenous author Doris Pilkington (whose mother Molly is one of the three main characters), the film was shot by veteran Christopher Doyle with delicate sun-kissed cinematography that gently soaks up outback settings, belying the traumatic story at the heart of it.

The other 2 screenings in the Songlines film programme are:

Sweet Country (15): Thursday 10th February 2022, 8.30pm

The Sapphires (12): Thursday 24th February 2022, 6pm

Dates & Times

 Thursday 3rd Feb 2022  6:00pm Intro
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