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Not suitable under 10; parental guidance to 15 (disturbing scenes and themes)
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|Children under 10||Not suitable due to disturbing images and themes and the complexity of the topics discussed.|
|Children aged 10–15||Parental guidance recommended due to disturbing themes.|
|Children aged 16 and over||Ok for this age group.|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||11th Hour, The|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, The 11th Hour is a persuasive and informative documentary that discusses the damaging impact of humankind on the planet. The film presents the views of over fifty of the world’s leading scientists and environmental activists including David Suzuki, Stephen Hawking and Wangari Maathai. The opening stages of the film depict weather related disasters and the devastation they wreak upon human populations and the environment.
The film shows how initially sunlight was human’s sole source of energy and how humans relied upon sunlight to grow crops, produce clothing and provide warmth. The sun provided an energy source that allowed humans to live in balance with nature and the environment. The film then discusses the way in which the discovery and exploitation of fossil fuels have contributed to the poisoning of the atmosphere, global warming and planetary imbalance.
The final portion of the film is devoted to a discussion of how humans can work to avoid their own extinction.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Ecological disasters; extinction of the human race
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
The film contains some violence to animals, including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
The film includes images of ecological disasters, people in peril, and harm to animals which children may find disturbing including:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed by the above-mentioned scenes.
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
Children in this age group may be also be disturbed by some of the above-mentioned violence and scenes, and by some of the themes including:
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
Some children in this age group may also be disturbed by the above-mentioned scenes and themes.
The 11th Hour is a thought-provoking documentary that explores the reasons for the world’s current state of environmental crisis. The film has minimal narration by Leonardo DiCaprio, but relies mainly on discussion by world-acclaimed scientists and environmental activists. Due to the themes discussed in this film, children under the age of ten years may find the film uninteresting and beyond their ability to comprehend. The main messages from this movie are:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children:
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