Rabbit-Proof Fence

2002 PG 1h 33m DVD

Rabbit-Proof Fence

2002 PG 1h 33m DVD
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Australia's aboriginal integration program of the 1930s broke countless hearts -- among them, those of young Molly (Evelyn Sampi), Gracie (Laura Monaghan) and Daisy (Tianna Sansbury), who were torn from their families and placed in an abusive orphanage. Without food or water, the girls resolve to make the 1,500-mile trek home. Meanwhile, a well-intentioned tracker is trying to return the girls to the authorities.
Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, David Gulpilil, Deborah Mailman, Jason Clarke, Kenneth Branagh
Phillip Noyce
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 11+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
age 11+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this is an intense drama depicting three Aboriginal children leaving an Australian internment camp in an attempt to reunite with their families. The scene of the government official taking the children away is intensely emotional, though only moderately violent. During the journey home, the children are hidden by an Aboriginal servant in her bed, and her master is surprised when he goes to sleep with her and finds the children. A confrontation between a British official with a gun and an Aboriginal mother with a spear is tense, but results in no use of force.

Sexual Content

Obscured reference to a white master forcing himself upon his Aboriginal servant.


Forceful taking of children from their mothers, armed standoff.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Children show strong resolve to be with parents against all odds. However, the British believe the Aborigine is an inferior race.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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