However, it is not useful in that we do not know whether Australian Government had the same policy as Western Australian Government.
Also, the film focuses only on half-caste children and it is made from only one person’s story.
It shows them that girls’ experience in the Moore River Settlement was harsh and that the removal policy was cruel and tragic for the families.
It also shows how white people regarded Aboriginal people and half-castes and how they wanted to breed them into whites.
The boys in Yolungu Boy are much experiencing the same thing except they are not getting chased and unlike the girls they want an adventure.
Essay On The Rabbit Proof Fence
A major part of both films is the themes portrayed by it.The girls make their own adventure as they race through the Australian wilderness.But one thing is evident, they don't want the adventure, they just want to get home.By understanding what the themes are and what they mean to the story, you will have a better understanding of the actual film and what it actually means. In the ‘Rabbit Proof Fence’, Phillip Noyce, the writer, takes into account the conflicting opinions over the ‘stolen generation policy’.This film outlines the experiences three young half-caste Aboriginal girls, who were forcibly taken away by the white Australians, had and recounts their journey back home.Its motive is to increase the awareness of general public, especially white Australians, about life of many Aboriginal people and hardships and sufferings they had to go through in the twentieth century.It is also helpful to history students studying Australian history.It tells about removal policies of Western Australian Government and why they were taken.For example, Molly was taken by a boat to Moore River, but in the film, she travels by train behind bars.This was to show the viewers that she is traveling a great distance from home.