Human Rights Film Festival Presents ‘Rabbit Proof Fence’ Sept. 18

| September 13, 2012

“Rabbit Proof Fence”

The Human Rights Film Festival screens its third film, Rabbit Proof Fence, Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m., in the Moore Auditorium. Admission is is free and open to the public.

Rabbit Proof Fence is a drama that looks at the 1931 Australian policy of removing children from their Aboriginal mothers. The Human Rights Film Festival continues every Tuesday evening throughout September.

For more information please contact http://www.webster.edu/humanrights.

The film is sponsored by the Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies, which has dedicated this academic year to “The Rights of Indigenous Persons and Stateless Peoples.”

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  1. Nancy Elswick says:

    Strongly recommend that everyone see this move. I watched this film 10 years ago and then wrote a paper about cultural genocide in the 20th century. Shocking what extreme societies will go to protect their Aryan race.

    Although the movie takes place in 1930s, the practice of segregating, via contained separation, the “half-castes” (one white and one aboriginal parent) continued until the early 70s.