Explain how the setting in the film 'Rabbit Proof Fence' directed by Phillip Noyce contributes to the story line

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In the film 'Rabbit Proof Fence' which was directed by Phillip Noyce the setting contributes to the story line because it helps portray Molly, Gracie and Daisy's emotions and struggles as they try to get home to their mothers. The main setting features are the use of coloured filters and colour, the use of symbolism and the use of camera shots and angles. These help show the girls journey as they struggle to survive.

The camera shots and angles strongly contribute to the story-line and help demonstrate the difficulty of the girls' journey and the remarkable feat they achieved by reaching Jigalong. The high angle shots help to demonstrate the smallness of Gracie, Molly and Daisy and when they are combined with the pan shots showing the vastness of the dessert they look especially tiny and it emphasizes how impossible the challenging the journey to Jigalong seems. The low angle shots of Mr.

Neville make him look bigger and more powerful, this emphasizes his strength and makes it even clearer that the challenge of escaping Moore River and travelling across the dessert is very great. The close-ups and extreme close-ups of the girl's faces and eyes help show the intense emotions of fear, determination, tiredness and weariness as they cross the dessert.

The uses of colour and coloured filters help greatly to show emotions and emphasize the difference in the places the girls travel on their journey and whether they are comfortable in these places. The earthy brown colours are used to signify home and show when the girls are comfortable and happy, the girls are relaxed and at ease most when they are in places with these colours. The whiteness of Moore River create a strong contrast to these colours because the girls are not used to...