The audience are able to strongly identify themselves with the three girls due to the fact that they are young, innocent and powerless.
The audience can easily connect with the girls for we have all been children.
This visual representation emphasised through the use of symbols, such as the fence and the eagle, which symbolises Molly’s freedom.
Rabbit Proof Fence stands as a cinematic analogue of Carmel Bird’s Stolen children.
Molly's mother tells her about these stories, in which they call "Dream...
The film Rabbit Proof Fence is reminiscent of a war story as the country has been invaded and taken over.The film "Rabbit-Proof Fence" conveys the importance of home and country to indigenous peoples.The director Phillip Noyce refers to home in different ways.Peter Gabriel’s soundtrack Long Walk Home draws power to the scenes.Gabriel has successfully blended traditional aboriginal instruments such as the didgeridoo with the modern instruments to withdraw dramatic emotion.This is effectively achieved through the use of a visual and oral medium as it allows the director to use empathetic language thus allowing the audience to enhance the power of understanding and imaginatively entering into another person’s feelings.There are many techniques used to enable the audience to embrace this perspective.Phillip Noyce, director of Rabbit Proof Fence not only portrays the colonial setting of the time but also treats the story with respect and understanding of the cultural protocols that are required.The Film is authentic as it is based on a true story.Molly’s perspective of the camp “I hate this place, makes me sick” drives her to take her siblings and commence a 1600 kilometre long journey back home, all they had to guide them was the rabbit proof fence a 1800 mile long landmark that bisects Western Australia from north to south.Ironically the same people who wanted to keep them from home had built the fence that guided them home.