Rabbit proof fence is a brilliant, heart-warming story of three half aborigine girls (half-castes) from Australia who were taken from their family as part of a government program to “breed the black out of them.”
The film is about the struggles these girls had to endure on the nine-week journey back home to their family.
The film made me feel very sympathetic for these girls as if their struggle was my own and I was with them on their journey. The use of cinematic aperture techniques made this feeling come to life; such as the first-person fade out in the desert, just before the girls passed out. This mirrored the mirage by pulling the camera in and out of focus from the girls perspective.