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Posted By: radriano
18-May-04 - 12:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: Best Movies You'd Never Heard Of??
Subject: RE: BS: Best Movies You'd Never Heard Of??
I would recommend two films I just viewed.

One is "The Magdeline Sisters" - An drama that charts several years in the young lives of four "fallen women" who were rejected by their families and abandoned to the mercy of the Catholic Church in 1960s Ireland. While women's liberation sweeps the globe, these women are stripped of their liberty and dignity and condemned to indefinite servitude in The Magdalene Laundries, so that they may atone for their "sins."

The other is "Rabbit Proof Fence" - Australia's government-sponsored integration program in the 1930s ripped apart families and broke many hearts. This film follows three half-breed Aborigine girls who are forcibly removed from their families and sucked into the adoption process. With fierce resolve to return home, the girls follow a rabbit-proof fence that extends for 1,500 miles throughout the western continent.