The Rabbit Proof Fence Cultural Context
The Rabbit Proof Fence
Fast pan between the sisters
Fast tracking shots
Slow motion shots
The Outback is home to many indigenous communities
The Outback is mainly desert land and is mainly called "the bush"
Set outside of the urban areas and cities where the white Australians live
It is mainly dry and dusty land with little life
mise en scène
Their geographical location is known, because the setting is in the middle of the outback, where most of the Aborigine settlements are.
The rural setting depicted relates to its geography, because it shows how Aborigines live in a place where you cannot thrive.
the setting is a desert, because it relates to how there is a bare and empty future for the Aborigine people
The communities in the desert are far away from most white settlement and cities.
The indigenous people where rags and no shoes.
The man that came for the 3 girls wore nice clothing and showed of a police or authoritative uniform.
Where at least two different cultures have differences, and one resumes a dominance over the other.
The whites became dominate over the Indigenous people
It is, because they only see Australia as a "white" settlement
The British settlers had a policy of assimilation with the natives
Goal was to make the natives more like the Europeans and civilized
Many children were taken from their familes and taken to harsh schools were physical and emotional abuse would often take place without any red flags
The children were known as the "Stolen Generation"
At the age of 18, the aboriginal children were released into the world, scarred by their experiences
The Australians believed that the Aboriginal population would die out after three generations breeding with the white population
Built between 1901 and 1907 to keep rabbits outside Western Australian pastoral areas
Aborigine (with a capital A ) is used to describe the indigenous people of Australia
Make about 3% of Australian population (as of 2006)
The members of a group who speak the same language are considered a tribe or language group. Each tribe belongs to a specific tribal land.
Many Aboriginal groups in these remoter areas were virtually unchanged by European influence until the 1940's.
The last traditional nomadic families moved from the desert regions to settlements in the 1960's.
For thousands of years Aborigines have recorded their culture as rock art
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Tribal Life :explode:
The Outback/ Western Australia