《漫漫回家路》是一部由菲利普·诺伊斯执导，Everlyn Sampi / Tianna Sansbury / 大卫·古皮利主演的一部冒险 / 剧情 / 历史类型的电影，读好书吧小编精心整理的一些观众的观后感，希望对大家能有帮助。
Mr. Neville带着鄙夷说土著人还使用着新石器时代的工具，他真心地希望能改变土著人的境遇，把他们同化到欧洲的文化中。就如同自己觉得好吃的东西，想当然地认为别人也会爱吃，硬生生地非要塞到别人口中。我不得不说，其实我并不讨厌这位Mr. Neville，只是为他感到悲哀。他太自负太自大，把自己看成拯救劣等文明的救世主，浑然不觉自己已然是一个文化上野蛮的侵略者。
their feet scuffed up dust that settled behind them as quickly as it was raised. They lifted their eyes with each step they took, peering toward the horizon for the first red rays of the sun. She went down the road drawing one foot from behind and hurling it in front of her with her might. There was no other way she could move herself over the ground.
《漫漫回家路》观后感(四)：Best Actors Do not Act
Rabbit Proof Fence tells a story about how the three girls, Molly and her sisters escaped from Moore River to walk nearly 2000 mile all the way to home. Molly and her sisters are considered as Stolen Generations that is, the Australian Aboriginal children who were removed from their families by the Australian stage government. The use of the word “stolen” implied the immorality and injustice of the robbery performed by the government to take off the identities from the Aboriginal children.
The assimilation conducted by A.O. Neville, the head of the government program, is considered by himsel as empathy to the Aboriginal half-caste children. He feels very proud and responsible for the carryout of the job. However, what he does in the film is cruel and cold-blooded that raises empathy among audience. Neville’s intentional empathy turns out to be cruelty and injustice to the Aborigines he wants to “save”. The unjustifiable assimilation makes audience feel empathetic about the Aboriginal children.
ot only the story but the advertisement tries to raise the universal empathy to the Aboriginal children. “What if the government kidnapped your daughter” pulls the world into the story even before the story begins. The victims of this story are mostly females, including children and their mothers, so naturally people will be easily moved by this kind of set. Also, the story is pulled to step out of the screen and becomes a more documentary style at the end of the film to evoke more empathy from the audience. This approach, similar to what Spielberg uses in Schindler’s List, manages to affect the audience outside the theatres. It provokes further discussion in people’s real life.
The leading roles of Rabbit Proof Fence are children and the camera stays around them for the most of the time. It is a wise idea because such style draws the audience closer to Molly and her sisters. The raw interpretation of the story brings more intensity. The audiences feel so relieved when the protagonists get their way home. Successfully, the director found three aboriginal children without any related experience to acting to carry out the main roles, adding the most important brick to the achievement of the film.
In the documentary on the making of the film, the director says that he is looking for children with special quality so that white Australians would like to say “they are my kids”. He needs children who keep intact traditional lifestyle and have recently come into contact with the white world; therefore they do not lose their nature. The point, as indicated by the director, is to get them “not to act” and to conquer the fear of these little actors doing an adult’s job. The director also manages to have a group of three girls who can work together as real sisters, leading the film more convincing.
Undoubtedly, the wise choice of actors and the effective training enables the film to trigger the real empathy and awareness of the issue from the bottom of the audience’s heart.
1. The Stolen Generations is a term used to describe those Australian Aboriginal children who were removed from their families by the Australian stage government. The use of the word “stolen” implied the immorality and injustice of the robbery performed by the government to take off the identities from the Aboriginal children.
2. This comparison efficiently translates the storyline of the long film into a simple plot: a wicked witch takes away the children and tries to put a spell of forgetfulness on them, and the children escape a long distance all the way to home. However, I do not think this analogy is really reasonable. First, in classic tales, the border between the good and the bad is very clear, so if the story is interpreted in this way, the government then is asserted as a “bad” side, ignoring the fact that the issue of the film is still controversial. “A spell of forgetfulness” is a wrong translation of what Mr. Neville wants to do to the Aboriginal children. His intention is to “save” the half-caste children from discrimination in the tribe, but unfortunately this leads to the destruction of their family and culture. So the fairy tale interpretation of the issue is too biased to be taken into account.
3. Not only the story but the advertisement tries to raise the universal empathy to the Aboriginal children. “What if the government kidnapped your daughter” pulls the world into the story even before the story begins. The victims of this story are mostly females, including children and their mothers, so naturally people will be easily moved by this kind of set.
4. “The Stolen Generation Narrative” refers to a true story on children’s view. It is a wise idea because such style draws the audience closer to Molly and her sisters. The raw interpretation of the story brings more intensity. The audience quickly finds himself so relieved when the protagonists get their way home. On the other side, this setting makes the film very biased that does not provide sufficient information on each side using narrative.
5. The story is pulled to step out of the screen and becomes a more documentary style at the end of the film. This approach, similar to what Spielberg uses in Schindler’s List, manages to affect the audience outside the theatres. It provokes further discussion in people’s real life.
6. The assimilation conducted by A.O. Neville is considered by him as empathy to the Aboriginal half-caste children. He himself feels very proud and responsible for the carryout of the job. However, what he does in the film is cruel and cold-blooded that raises empathy among audience. Neville’s intentional empathy turns out to be cruelty and injustice to the Aborigines he wants to “save”. So the assimilation and empathy are totally different in his case. Additionally, empathy is the feeling that the director wants to raise among the audience, while the unjustifiable assimilation is one of the reasons that audience feel empathetic about the Aboriginal children.
February 26, 2008
《漫漫回家路》观后感(五)：eagle and dreamtime
这部电影如果不是为了选一个好的题材来做Australian film的演讲 我是不会看的 因为其实对于这样一个历史性的自传题材 对我来说是很无趣的 但是看完以后 和看的时候 感觉催泪 无法控制
这部电影讲的主要是Australia的stolen generation 对于Australian来说 这段历史 并不是那么光彩 stolen generation 自然会联系到aboriginal Australian 和white policy
aboriginal的dreamtime这段历史对他们本身来讲 是非常崇高的 影片开头 molly和妈妈一起抬头看天空中飞翔的老鹰 告诉她那是我们的守护神 aboriginal people是尊崇自然的 他们和land之间的relationship 并视一些动物为不可侵犯的 再后来 molly和daisy躺在荒芜的土地上 昏昏欲睡的时候 是他们的守护神把他们唤醒 还有就是他们即将到家的时候 通过自己文化的守护神 和母亲交流 对于看电影但却没了解过aboriginal history的观影者来说 确实会觉得略扯 但对于他们 这却是无比崇高的一种精神联系
gracie从一开始在church school的时候 就已经注定了之后的悲剧色彩 当molly说要回家的时候 她说她喜欢这儿 并不是情愿走的 但后来 她将要被抓住的时候 她往了相反的方向跑 这也帮助了molly他们接下来的逃亡
电影里所表现的Australian culture是非常丰满的 harsh environment，emu in the girl's song，Moore river settlement。。。
white policy是种族歧视的一个政治表现 最后之所以停止搜索 是因为government的经费不足 讽刺
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Director - Phillip Noyce
“Nevertheless, there’s still plenty worth watching from the land of Oz and starting on October 28, Beijing is hosting its annual Aussie film festival…But(sic) the highlights are(sic) Noyce’s Rabbit Proof (sic) Fence, shot by Chris Doyle, which deals with the plight of aboriginal children forcibly removed from their families under a racist government programme designed to destroy aboriginal culture (sic) and forcibly integrate native Australians.” (2005 advertisement for Australian movies in China)
Australia does not have a commercially successful arts sector and the ideologies displayed in the creation and promotion of Phillip Noyce's Rabbit-Proof Fence helps explain why. Rabbit-proof Fence was a typical product of the contemporary Australian artist that feels status in making ignorant statements about their culture, and inevitably undermines any sense of affinity the Australian public has to their arts sector as a result.
In theory, Rabbit-Proof Fence was meant to be a political movie showing support for Aboriginal culture and educating Australians about the untold Aboriginal story. In practice, the movie contained almost no examples of Aboriginal culture. Even the music was foreign. Director Phillip Noyce preferred the music of Englishman Peter Gabriel to the music of the people he claimed he was fighting for. Furthermore, despite claiming that he wanted to give Australians a history lesson, Noyce showed that he wasn't particularly educated in the very basics of Aboriginal history himself. When promoting his movie, Noyce said:
quot;For me, Rabbit-Proof Fence the movie will be as much about stolen history. History that we Australians needed to reclaim...Until 1967, Australian Aborigines couldn’t vote and were not counted as citizens. (1)
In truth, the 1967 referendum that Noyce was referring to had nothing to do with Aboriginal voting rights or citzenship. When the colonies of Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and NSW framed their constitutions in the 1850s, they gave the vote to all male subjects over the age of 21, Aborigines included. Admittedly, most Aborigines didn’t know about their voting rights and perhaps didn’t care. It wasn’t until the 1890s that any Aborigines actually commenced voting.
When the various colonies federated into one nation in 1901, Aborigines were not given the federal vote. However, they did retain their state voting rights and these state voting rights gave them federal voting rights. Under section 41 of the federal constitution, any person who held a state vote also held a federal vote. Legally, Aborigines in NSW, Tasmania, Victoria, and South Australia have been allowed to vote in all federal elections. Aborigines were formerly given the federal vote in 1962.
The 1967 referendum that Noyce mistakenly believed was about giving Aborigines the vote was really about whether to include Aborigines in the federal census and whether the federal government should be allowed to make laws specifically for Aborigines. When the Australian constitution was written in 1901, the federal government had been denied the power to make laws specifically for Aborigines. Although it could make laws for all Australians, Aborigines included, it could not single Aborigines out. For example, it could not make laws to remove Aboriginal children from Aboriginal parents, even if the removal was deemed to be in Australia's interests or the interests of the children. This power had been reserved for the states.
It is not without irony that it was only in 1967 that the federal government gained the power to make the Aboriginal-specific laws that Noyce believed it had from 1900-1970, and believed it had used to create the stolen generations. Perhaps Noyce was aware of the truth, but simply lied about it because it conflicted with his political aim of making the federal government apologise to the stolen generations. If not, he was an extremely arrogant man for relying upon incorrect oral history for his facts and thinking this oral history was sufficient for him to then go forth and play the teacher to other Australians.
In regards to citizenship, Aborigines became British citizens the moment Captain Cook annexed Australia in 1772, in accordance with British law. However, counting them in censuses was difficult because Aborigines did not have fixed addresses, did not lodge birth certificates, did not lodge death certificates and often changed their name according to which tribe they lived in. Furthermore, they often did not speak the same language as the census officers and might well of speared any census officer that came wandering with census forms.
Even though Aborigines were British citizens in 1772, giving Aborigines the protection of British citizenship was problematic. For most of Australia's early years, being a British citizen meant little more than obeying British laws designed to protect each citizen or a vested interest. These laws could not easily be applied to hunter gatherer tribes. For example, to protect women from men, from 1838 to 1902 it was declared illegal to swim during the day in NSW. The exposure of flesh was deemed to put men into uncontrollable states. Even though the law was deemed to be in the individual's welfare, it simply wasn't pratical to send soldiers out into the hunter gatherer communities to force Aborigines to wear clothes. Furthermore, even if the laws could have been applied to hunter gathering communities, Australia's penal colonies were not the type of societies that any individual could be considered fortunate to be part of. To the contrary, if an individual wasn't bound by the laws, then there was some good fortune in that. Arguably, the bush was so important to the early colonial identity because the bush offered an escape from British citizenship, and the oppressive laws that British citizens were bound by.
After Rabbit-proof Fence won best picture in 2002, Noyce used his acceptance speech to criticise the federal government for not apologising for its policy of removing mixed race children from their communities from the 1900 to 1970. He then criticised Australians for losing their humanity.
Although some Australians were attracted to the moral courage shown by Noyce, other Australians were turned off by a movie that undermined the sense of community that could motivate Australians to think that their arts sector had value. As for people in the arts who supported making the movie, the story itself undermined their sense of pride in being Australian. It certainly didn't make them want to get out onto the streets to wave the Australian flag.
Ironically, some journalists highlighted the fact that Noyce himself shared a number of parrallels with A.O Neveille, the bad guy of the movie. Firstly, Noyce also scoured bush camps to find his Aboriginal actors and believed he was giving them an opportunity for a better life. Secondly, Everlyn Sampi, the star of the movie, was not always grateful for the opportunity given to her by the white man. She was rude to Noyce and kept running away. In response, Noyce abused her and said she showed “signs of the worst behaviour that I’ve observed. ” Noyce then explained to journalists,
“During the rehearsals, she ran away twice. We found her in a telephone booth ringing up inquiries trying to book a ticket back to Broome….I found myself thinking, ‘I have to look after her. She can live with us. I’ll send her to school.'”
When reporter James Thomas asked Noyce if he had noticed a commonality between his own attitudes and those of Neville, Noyce said,
“Well, I suppose in one way you could say that in a different context, in a different time, I’m A.O. Neville promising these young Aboriginal children a better life, asking them to do things that are against their instincts, perhaps because it’s for their own good. But we do live in a slightly different world...”
oyce failed to elaborate on how the worlds were different. For many Aborigines in bush camps, the lifestyle today isn’t much different to what it was like 70 years ago. Furthermore, whites such as Noyce continue to look upon the camps with the same judgemental attitudes that they did in the days of A.O Neville. The only real difference is that the whites deal with their prejudices in a different way. A.O Neville dealt with them via a policy of assimilation. Although Noyce was assimilationist in his actions, he was also in denial about himself.
Unfortunately, calling Australians racist was not a way for him to open his own mind, provoke discussion on a very difficult topic, or foster respect for the Australian arts sector. All he did was show that if Australia had a history of bigotry, that history is alive and well today amongst people who think they are free of it. It takes more than calling a long-dead figure of history a racist to be open-minded. The only reason to do it would be to show one's own perceived superiority.
oyce's innability to deal with cultural diversity
Many supporters of the stolen generations campaign have argued that the state government policies that resulted in mixed race children being removed from their mother's communities were a form of cultural genocide. Ironically, Rabbit-proof Fence was also a form of cultural genocide because it almost completely omitted any evidence of Aboriginal cultures. Instead, the movie was about whites doing bad things to Aborigines. By victimising Aborigines, Noyce didn't have to learn anything about them or show their culture in any meaningful form. Such was the focus on white culture, the music of Peter Gabriel, an Englishmen known for his progressive humanitarian causes, was used in preference to Aboriginal music.
The cultural censorship was not surprising considering the morality of hunter gatherer communities was, and continues to be, confronting to people living an urban existence. For example, in 2005 an Australian court heard that a 55-year-old Aboriginal elder had anally raped a 14-year-old girl, imprisoned her for four days and repeatedly beat her with a boomerang. In the man's culture, his actions were perfectly acceptable. The girl had been promised to him at the age of four, and she had dishonoured him by having a boyfriend before their marriage. According to traditional law, the elder was perfectly entitled to educate her in the manner that he did. In fact, a case could be made that if he didn't, he was not fulfilling his duties as an elder. The girl's family had further legitimised the actions of the man. Her grandmother had collected the girl, and taken her to the man so that he could rape and punish her.
The case posed numerous questions that had to be answered. Firstly, should the man be punished in light of the fact he was practicing his culture？ Secondly, what protection did the child deserve under the Australian legal system？ Thirdly, what should be done with the child in light of the fact that her family had arranged the child’s marriage, and then facilitated her rape to teach her a lesson？ Should she be removed from the family, or left in its care？ (The judge gave the man a one month prison sentence and sympathised with him in regards to his cultural predictament. The feelings of the child were not made public other than the fact she had lodged the initial complaint with police. While the man's culture had been respected, it had come at the expense of recognising the equality of the child as an Australian.)
From the 1900s to 1970s, the same questions were dealt with by social workers wanting to help Aborigines. Should they have respected traditional law and excluded the child from the protection of the Australian legal system, or removed the child in the belief the child would have had a better life by doing so？ Either choice would have reflected a form of racism. To deny the child protection of the legal system would have meant the child was not being recognised as an Australian. To provide protection would have been a form of cultural imperialism.
ecause such cultural dilemmas were too problematic for Noyce to think about, he simply omitted all aspects of Aboriginal culture that he couldn't deal with. In a nutshell, he put himself in denial to deal with his prejudices. He called others racists in order to see himself as open-minded.
oyce showing Neville talking about advancing Aborigines to white status. If the depiction were true, then Neville would have been no different to every concerned citizen that defines Aborigines as disadvantaged today. By defining Aborigines as disadvantaged, concerned citizens are defining non-Aborigines as the advantaged models that Aborigines should aspire to be like. All government funded programs to lessen disadvantage are really programs to assimilate. While the labels might be different, in substance they are the same.
1)Rabbit-Proof Fence: Phillip Noyce's Diary http://www.landmarktheatres.com/Stories/rabbit_frame.html
1915年,内维尔被任命为西澳大利亚“首席保护官”。当年9月,他第一次到西澳大利亚南部视察,发现那里有很多混血土著儿童,他们恶劣的生活条件使他震惊。从此,内维尔开始寻求解决混血土著问题的方法。他深受1925年巴斯道《澳大利亚土著》的影响,坚信土著与白种人同属高加索人种。1930年,内维尔在《西澳大利亚人报》(West Australian)连续发表三篇文章,讨论混血土著问题。在第一篇文章中,他坚信纯血统土著将注定灭绝,宣称混血土著妇女与白人不断通婚,他们的后代将会成为白人;在第二篇文章中,他强调混血土著处境的艰难,突出解决混血土著问题的紧迫性;在第三篇文章中,为消除人们对种族婚姻的担心和疑虑,他宣称,1/4混血土著和1/8混血土著与白人没有明显差别,没有证据表明返祖现象的存在。内维尔坚信,1/2混血土著妇女与白人或者1/4混血土著与1/8混血土著男子结婚,就会产生白人血统越来越多的后代。1/2混血土著母亲是“血统改造”的起点,她们与白人男性结合所生的1/4混血土著(Quadroon)后代几乎与白人一样;1/4混血土著女性与白人男性结合所生的1/8混血土著( Octoroon)就完全与白人无法区分了。从1/2混血土著到1/4混血土著,再到1/8混血土著的过程,就是白人血统不断注入和土著血统不断被稀释的过程,从不是白人到几乎与白人相像,最后与白人无法区分、完全成为白人的过程。
为实现“血统改造”计划,库克采取的首要措施是对混血土著实施隔离教育。在库克担任北方领地“首席保护官”期间,被隔离的混血土著儿童增加了70%。⑤混血土著儿童被从土著聚居区缺乏教育与培训、经常受传染疾病威胁的恶劣环境中隔离出来,安置在艾利斯斯普林斯、达尔文和派恩克里克(Pine Creek)等地的教养院。库克把混血土著适龄女孩送往达尔文女修道院,在没有女修道院的艾利斯斯普林斯,则把她们安置在邦吉洛( Bungalow)的混血土著养育院。库克希望,教养院以白人儿童的标准对他们进行抚养、教育和培训,以便把他们“提升到白人的水平”。接受基本教育与培训之后,库克安排混血土著男孩到养牛场劳动,混血土著女性则作为“血统改造”的试验对象。他坚信,接受过教育和培训的混血土著女孩能够得到白人男性的认可和接受。1933年,库克宣称,许多白人男性准备迎娶混血土著女性,并把后代留在家里抚养。
《漫漫回家路》观后感(九)：new vision of Aus
I study in melbourne.
my first course is going to research the movie Australia.
untill now, i did not start to watch that movie. Rabbit Proof fence attracts me cuz its aborignal background.
efore i came to Aus, i know nothing about Aus, but a island that a huge desert prison for British criminals.
rabbit proof fence told me that this island belong to them not White people. they even have no right to choose their style of living, who they want to stay with. what kind of cold bloody person would think take half-caste chlidren away from their BORN mother is a wisdom solution. it is just the same as HITLER. Aborginal who lived in that school now living in the suburb losing their identity and culture, and family members....