I thought Rabbit-Proof Fence was an intriguing and inspiring film that captivated me from beginning to end. It is unbelievable to know that this was a true story; it leaves me both happy and sad at the same time. I am amazed by how Molly, Daisy, and Gracie were so brave and determined to get back home; their perseverance gives me inspiration that I, too, can do anything if I set my mind to it. Yet, I am saddened by the fact that this dilemma actually occurred.
One scene that I thought was heart-wrenching was in the very beginning when the girls were taken from their village. Watching the grandma beat herself with a rock over her head made me cringe, and I had to literally cover my eyes because I couldn’t bear to see her in pain.
Towards the middle of the film, I learned that while there are always good people willing to lend a hand, there are also others that can betray you. I can only imagine how difficult it must’ve been for the girls to choose whom to trust when they were so desperate and deprived of food. It didn’t matter if their help came from a half-caste or a white folk; both races had the risk of turning the girls in, which we saw was evident throughout the film.
Another defining moment that was a “tear-jerker” for me was towards the end when Molly reached the rabbit-proof fence, and her mother—who was at the village—was simultaneously holding that same fence. Even though they were still miles apart, I felt that there was a connection between the two. I think they both knew that a mother and daughter’s bond is so strong that nothing—not even a rabbit-proof fence—could keep them apart. A mother and daughter’s bond is forever.
Overall, I really enjoyed this film. It is definitely one that I would recommend to others. Rabbit-Proof Fence didn’t only inspire me; it will have a lasting impression on me for years to come. In conclusion, I wish the very best to those who lived in the Lost Generation, and my heart goes out to them.