Friday, October 24, 2008

What do YOU know about Indigenous Australians?

The Office of Overseas Study and Study in Australia present:

What do YOU know about Indigenous Australians?

WHAT: Watch the critically acclaimed Rabbit Proof Fence, a film about Australia’s “Stolen Generation,” and learn about how Aboriginals are viewed in today’s society from firsthand accounts!

WHEN: October 29, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Ballantine Hall 224

Get more information about how YOU can experience Australian culture yourself, while earning credits toward your undergraduate degree!

Come watch the critically-acclaimed film, Rabbit Proof Fence. This is the true story of a young black Australian girl who leads her younger sister and cousin in an escape from an official government camp, set up as part of an official government policy to train them as domestic workers and integrate them into white society. With grit and determination Molly guides the girls on an epic journey, one step ahead of the authorities, over 1,500 miles of Australia's outback in search of the rabbit-proof fence that bisects the continent and will lead them home. Following the movie, there will be a short talk about what IU students saw as white Australians' perception of Aboriginals today. There will also be information about how you can experience Australia for yourself as an undergraduate student, while earning IU credits. Any questions can be e-mailed to