(book "Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence" - as Doris Pilkington Garimara)
Doris Pilkington Garimara | Nugi Garimara
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"I was so arrogant to believe that the film-makers would follow my book very very closely, as for the script, I was like 'Is this my story?', but its a matter of knowing and seeing the point of view of the film-makers. I was coming from a writer's perspective so I had to shift a little too to realise how the book makes a good film, makes a good story. Also, I was script consultant so I was there ...
She was awarded the A.M. (Member of the Order of Australia) in the 2006 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to to the arts in the area of Indigenous literature, particularly through the genre of life-storytelling to raise awareness of Indigenous history, culture and social conditions.