Rabbit Proof Fence
I want to start out by saying that I enjoyed this movie and think that a close analysis of the novel compared to the film would be very interesting and would help to answer many of the questions that have been raised about the authenticity of the film.
Outside of this, I think that this film showed an interesting aspect of resistance that I personally don’t always think about. For me, when I think of resistance (of anything), I always think of it as a conscious decision on the part of the person or people that are resisting. This film showed me that this type of active resistance is not necessary the rule. Molly resisted colonialism, but not in a conscious, active way. Her resistance came from a basic desire to be with her family. Her actions came across as resistance, but resistance was not her primary goal. I do wonder though, when taking into account her second journey, was that active resistance or not? I think that this is an interesting question that may be analyzed further through a close reading of the novel.