PDA

View Full Version : Rabbit-Proof Fence



mumof2
14-02-2010, 11:19 PM
this film started 20 minutes ago on BBC1....I'm shocked already. It's the story of 3 half-caste girls who were snatched from from their Aboriginal Mothers and placed in camps to be trained as domestic workers alongside many others.

Phillip Noyce interview - Phillip Noyce on Rabbit-Proof Fence (http://www.iofilm.co.uk/feats/interviews/r/rabbit_proof_fence_2002.shtml)

Tink
14-02-2010, 11:23 PM
Heart wrenching. :(

mumof2
14-02-2010, 11:27 PM
I had absolutely no idea that this happened, I cannot find any words.....

Tink
14-02-2010, 11:31 PM
Mairead, the things that we don't know about...

Sinead O'Connor has become involved in working to combat sexual enslavement of young girls.














In the United States. :( I was horrified to learn that something that horrible was happening at all, but that it was happening in a supposedly "enlightened" country.

mumof2
14-02-2010, 11:44 PM
With DH job Tink I've heard some dreadful things that happen even locally that I would have never known were going on.

This film, I'm sitting here watching the story of 3 very determined and very clever girls.....but it's a terrible feeling to know that this actually happened.

mumof2
15-02-2010, 12:24 AM
woosh.....

I'd recommend anybody who hasn't seen that to sit and watch it for an hour and a half to see what the H**L went on, right up until 1970 apparently.

Just so shocking.

Tink
15-02-2010, 02:52 AM
Wash houses in Ireland. :( Didn't close the last one til mid 70's. :(

The Canadian Aboriginal people will tell you a terrible, terrible tale of abuse done to every child (EVERY child) that was taken from the tribes and sent to "school."

The US has a long history of treating the Native Americans just as badly. :(

mumof2
15-02-2010, 10:10 AM
To be honest, I imagine there isn't a single place in this world where pain and suffering hasn't been inflicted, and still is.

Tink
15-02-2010, 11:37 AM
Yes, unfortunately Mairead, that is an all too true statement. :(

ToTMistress
16-02-2010, 06:21 AM
saw part of it before going to bed. only got up to when the girls escaped. they werent allowed to speak there langunge were they :sorry:

mumof2
16-02-2010, 09:00 AM
oh what a shame you didn't watch the rest. It was an emotional film, not in the crying kind of way, more thought provoking and disbelief that people could do that to others.

ToTMistress
16-02-2010, 11:02 AM
yeah it's shame but couldn't keep beady eyes open :sorry:. what happened in the end please.