(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 ...
At 12, she was put in a mission. At 16, she took advantage of a program to become a nurse's aide, rather than a servant in a white household. She later studied journalism. As a young girl, she took the name Doris, from the woman who hired her mother as a domestic.
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