one of my favourite films. Womens strength in adversity. I cry every time i see it.
I must admit I'm always a bit dubious about Australian movies, for me most of them just don't cut it. This was no exception. A low budget, reasonably produced movie with a reasonable story line and middle range acting. Not great, not a disaster either.
Beautiful and moving story about a shameful part of Australian history. The courage and spirit of the young girls is inspiring and the white attitudes towards the natives in those days fills me with disgust. Great movie about the stolen generation.
Highly recommended,not for all tastes you know who you are.Be prepared to feel moved and ashamed.
A very disturbing story of a very shameful episode in Australian history, I am looking forward to the "Special Features" as I have a very good friend who was forcibly removed from her family and home in Cairns in the 60's so I can totally relate to this.
A very good movie. Not overly sentimental. Mr Neville was presented as a misguided individual who can be criticised in hindsight but who was aided and abetted by several other authorities and the geneal public at the time. Shame!
The actors were excellent and the child stars quite beautiful.
Not my cup of tea! Takes a fairly one sided view of our history.
Fantastic story line - TRUE. About time the OJ Neville was revealed for the person he really was; although I guess he thought he was doing the 'right thing'. Time that the world knew the truth about how our ORIGINAL Australians were treated. Fantastic film.
Beautiful story of the stolen generation -not as tear-jerking as I had feared, just a portrayal of love and determination of one young girl.
Excellent DVD on how our ancestors treated the indigenous people of Australia as somehow "inferior" simply because they were a different colour. The 3 young girls are taken from their mother by force and this is a story of their courage in returning to their home.
A poignant, very moving true story of determination and endurance by such a young Aboriginal girl. I would recommend this movie to all Australians, so we better understand.
If it wasn't true you wouldn't believe it. I'm not sure what this movie was about; the will of Molly (as an Australian we are now proud of) or the arrogance of White Australians? The film is confusing which I think reflects how we as a Nation are confused. I would like to say we are not confused and this was a time best forgotten, but I'm not sure if much has changed...
Beautifully shot and simply told from the child's point of view, this film provided us with valuable insights into the circumstances of the children of the stolen generations. We watched it as a family and all enjoyed it. The child actors are captivating and credible. Well worth a look.
One of the best Australian films ever made. Superbly photographed. The actors -- some professional, many totally untrained -- gave consumate performances. It beggers belief that so many white Australians were totally unaware of what was being done, as late as 1970! My wife, who lived in Sydney at the time, had never heard of it going on, had no idea of it's going on. In Melbourne, where I arrived from America, I was well aware of the situation, but the local Melburnians seemed completely oblivious of it, and now realize how much the government was deceiving us all.
I waited a long time to see this movie. I had heard rave reviews about it. I was slightly disappointed. The scenery was fabulous. The story was interesting. A thought provoking movie. Thank goodness those days are over.
This got to be one of the best Australian production ever! For people who are still in denial about "The stolen generation", they should watch this.
The resourcefulness of young Molly, her bravery and determination to have her freedom is admirable.
I watched this with my seven year old, and apparently he is shocked beyond all words that back in those days children are kidnapped and the white culture forced down their throat.
I thought this was a very good movie which makes a good effort into highlighting the trauma and sadness that aboriginal Australians must have gone through and still feel today.
Everyone should watch this movie,even my kids enjoyed it,full of how it was and how those days were....... very moving yet makes you understand.
A very good movie on a terrible time in Australian History. What courage those three little girls had.
A very emotional movie, excellent story. highly recomended
Wonderfully directed, produced & acted. Natural talent in abundance, matched by the beauty of the Australian landscape.
Great story of courage and endurance shown by the three aboriginal runaways. Brilliant direction and acting by the cast of players.
Superb! A highly contentious topic treated with great sensitivity. Excellent acting by the principals, set against the wonderful, harsh Flinders Ranges scenery. Despite unbelievers of the "stolen generation" concept, this film highlights the deep sadness of a white policy gone wrong, and its devastating impact on indigenous Australians. Unforgettable!
Stunning backdrop, intense story, important history, great acting.
A superb film on a subject close to many Australian hearts. This film shows some of the unique qualities of a culture that I hope will stand the test of time. The strength and intelligence of the characters, especially the older girl are incredible. A must for those who care about our past.
An excellent portrayal of the dark side of Australia.
Very interesting look at our chequered history. Great acting by the young girls. Worth the viewing.
Kept waiting for it to get good but it was just 2 hours of kids walking through desert. Possibly the most boring movie of all time. (Everyone else I know liked it)
A real eye-opener for foreigners!
I enjoyed this movie, it made me stop and ponder for a while. As it was based on a true story, I can feel for them.
An excellent movie with a guest appearance by Garry McDonald, in yet another role other than writing music for the Australian Lost World TV series and his earlier Norman Gunston character. Disc 2 has the five part "Today" special that was shown around its release in the cinemas!
My family found it very moving. I had my 11&13year old view it, to show them that this kind of thing did happen and it showed them what it was like for the children that were kidnapped. Geat movie.
Gives a clearer understanding of the issues surrounding the 'stolen generation'