A NAIDOC Week event sponsored by REDI.E has seen a great turnout, with many people from the community attending the Dubbo Westview Drive In, for a special screening of Rabbit-Proof Fence.
REDI.E partnered with Dubbo Westview Drive In to sponsor the event, making the tickets free for all who attended.
The screening was held in December last year. The weather was fantastic and the event was a huge success - and a great way to bring people together.
Rabbit-Proof Fence is an Australian drama film directed and produced by Phillip Noyce based on the 1996 book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington Garimara.
It is loosely based on a true story concerning the author's mother Molly, as well as two other mixed-race Aboriginal girls, Daisy Kadibil and Gracie, who escape from the Moore River Native Settlement, north of Perth, Western Australia, to return to their Aboriginal families, after being placed there in 1931.
The film illustrates the official child removal policy that existed in Australia between approximately 1905 and 1967 and the victims of the Stolen Generations.
It was an important message, highlighting a very dark and distressing period of our people’s history.
Always Was, Always Will Be.
This initiative is funded/supported by the Australian Government.