CHRISTINE OLSEN was born and educated in New Zealand. She worked as a radio producer for Radio Television Hong Kong until 1985, when she moved to Australia and began working in documentary film. Her production credits include the three-part television series Riding the Tiger and Hephzibah, which won two AFI awards including Best Documentary and the Silver Wolf Award for Best Documentary in Amsterdam. Rabbit-Proof Fence, which she wrote and produced, was her first feature script.