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When Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman) leaves England to check on the affairs of her husband's Australian cattle station, she ends up inheriting more problems than she ever dreamed of, including the welfare an aboriginal child. Although she gets some reluctant help from a working-class local (Hugh Jackman), there is nowhere to turn to when Japanese bombers attack and the country faces the dangers of World War II. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 170
Theater Release: 26 Nov 2008
Video Release: 03 Mar 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

The bombing of Darwin, Australia by the Japanese military during World War II was a larger raid than that of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Read more about this first air raid attack on Australia, at this Australian Government website.

The “Stolen Generation” refers to the many Australian Aboriginal children who were forcibly removed from their homes and placed under state care with the goal of helping them assimilate into a white Australian society. Read about this dark period in Australian history here.

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