Rabbit-Proof Fence parents guide

Rabbit-Proof Fence

Overall A-

When Australian law requires the removal of three aboriginal/white children from their mothers' custody, the young girls determine to return to their home. In order to do so they must escape from the camp where they are being detained, and walk 1200 miles along theRabbit-proof Fence. This film chronicles the true story of their heroic venture.

Violence B
Sexual Content B+
Profanity A
Substance Use A

Why is Rabbit-Proof Fence rated PG? The MPAA rated Rabbit-Proof Fence PG

Run Time: 94 minutes

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Rabbit-Proof Fence
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Rabbit-Proof Fence rated PG? Rabbit-Proof Fence is rated PG by the MPAA

Overall: A-

When Australian law requires the removal of three aboriginal/white children from their mothers’ custody, the young girls determine to return to their home. In order to do so they must escape from the camp where they are being detained, and walk 1200 miles along theRabbit-proof Fence. This film chronicles the true story of their heroic venture.

Violence: B

A family hunts and kills a lizard. A rotting animal carcass is shown, and part of it is eaten. Families live in constant fear of their children being taken away. Children are verbally threatened. Parents and children mourn when they are separated. Grieving woman hits her head with a rock. Children are placed in cages while being transported. Children are kept at camp against their will; escapees are tracked down, returned, spanked, and locked in an isolation shed. Coercion is used to secure obedience. Children sustain minor injuries, and suffer from heat exhaustion, starvation and thirst. Children steal food and clothing. Children are in peril of being caught by authorities. Man caring gun tries to stare down a woman caring a spear.

Sexual Content: B+

Fathers who have abandoned their children are mentioned. Woman remarks, “If Mr. Neville wants a half caste kid, he can make his own.” A sexual intention is implied when a man enters a woman’s room and removes his trousers (no nudity is shown). A topless aboriginal woman is briefly seen.

Language: A

Mild name-calling only.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A

A man smokes a cigarette.

Miscellaneous Concerns:

Prejudice and disrespect are portrayed toward aboriginal and half-caste races.

 

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Rabbit-Proof Fence
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated -----
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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For more information about the Stolen Generations, check out www.alphalink.com.au/~rez/Journey/qna.htm

Video alternatives…

The miniseries Roots follows the adversity of another race that was removed from their families and native culture. A young boy is forced to survive in the wilderness while trying to make his way back to his family in the movie Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog.