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Reel Change: Rabbit Proof Fence

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Event:
Reel Change: Rabbit Proof Fence
Date:
February 15, 2019 6:30 pm
Updated:
February 4, 2019
Venue:
The Reach Gallery Museum
Address:
32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford

Doors 6:30pm | Films 7:00pm | Admission Free

Concessions & Cash Bar Available

This series showcases a diverse range of Indigenous films from the local to the global. Ranging from shorts to feature-length films, and spanning genres from documentary to horror, this series includes some of the most impactful films of our time.

February 15th

Rabbit Proof Fence
Directed by Phillip Noyce | 94 mins | 2002

Three mixed-race girls are torn brutally from their Aboriginal mother and sent over a thousand miles away to a training camp for domestic workers as part of the Australian government’s policy to try to integrate Aboriginal youth into white society. Linking the camp and their distant home territory is a vast rabbit-proof fence, which stretches from one coast to another and just might help the girls find their way back.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the British Columbia Arts Council and the Lohn Foundation.