Those who have read Doris’ Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence can easily connect with the story. If you haven’t, skip all the reading and get the visuals. One of the most gripping stories you’ll ever encounter. It is a must watch, more importantly for those NGO workers among the disadvantaged. Be careful to not take sides, there are many questions to be answered..the story is good to get a glimpse of the trauma and pain…careful at any other conclusions should you come to 🙂 particularly the positive rehabilitation efforts taken by groups in parts of the world. I would watch it a second time to see those absolutely adorable kids and their heartrending performance.
“Through most of the 20th century, it was official government policy that half- or quarter-caste indigenous children were to be taken from their families and raised as “white” children in orphanages, where they would be trained to work as domestic servants or laborers. In 1931, Molly and her younger sister Daisy and cousin Gracie were three half-caste children from Western Australia who were taken from their parents under government edict and sent to an institution, where they were subject to physical and emotional abuse as they were taught to forget their families, their culture, and their lives up to that point and re-invent themselves as members of “white” Australian society. Gracie and Daisy cling to Molly for support, and Molly decides they need to return to their parents. Molly plans a daring escape, and the three girls begin an epic journey back to Western Australia, travelling 1,500 miles on foot with no food or water.”
Certainly it captures the emotions and serves a poignant reminder of the many exercises that we do that are repugnant and incompatible with genuine service!
PS: You might want to search the big G for a full version.