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Conflict in Rabbit-Proof Fence

            The film Rabbit-Proof Fence, directed by Phillip Noyce is base on a true story about three half-aboriginal girls, Molly, Gracie and Daisy, living in Western Australia. These girls are abducted from their home in Jigalong and they manage to walk over 1,500 miles (2,400km) home by following the rabbit-proof fence. The director wishes to inform the audience about the unfair treatment towards aboriginal people of the 'Stolen Generation' in the 1930s through the conflict between Molly's mother Maude and the local constable, Riggs, during the incident when the girls are taken away forcibly from their mother. Joyce utilizes a series of filming techniques such as music, camera angles, camera movements, dialogue and some special effects to express how the verbal and visual features are developed to show the importance of the conflict and how it influences Molly to make the decision later in the film. Without this conflict, the half-aboriginals, as a whole, would have been lacked evidence of the suffer from culture identity crisis and Molly's temptation to escape would seem redundant.
             The director employs the indigenous aborigine music and dialogue to emphasize the conflict that happens when the three half-aboriginal girls are taken away from their mother by the Australian authorities. These techniques show the audience the damage done to aboriginal families and their culture. After Riggs is instructed to capture Molly, Gracie and Daisy, these three half-aborigines, he soon arrives in Jigalong by truck. From there, loud drum music is applied to reinforce the tense atmosphere as well as to highlight Riggs' power as the representative of government. It is also inevitable because it foreshadows the conflict between Maude and Riggs that later happens in the film. The moment when Riggs gets off the truck and announces to Molly's mother, he shouted, "Come for the three girls Maude. This is the law, there is no saying.

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