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Not suitable under 11; parental guidance to 14 (themes, violence, disturbing images)
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|Children under 11||Not suitable due to themes, violence and disturbing scenes.|
|Children aged 11–14||Parental guidance recommended due to themes, violence and disturbing scenes.|
|Children over the age of 14||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.
|Name of movie:||Ablaze|
|Consumer advice lines:||Themes of racial discrimination|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Morgan and Tiriki Onus, grandchildren of the acclaimed first Aboriginal film maker, Bill Onus, stumble across an old suitcase hidden in an attic. Inside they find numerous mysterious photos belonging to their grandfather and set off to find out what they mean. Their search leads them to the National Film Archives in Canberra where they find an unmarked, uncatalogued film that their grandfather made. Subsequently, the two set off on a journey to the Mission where their grandfather was born in search of answers and they end up learning, from first-hand interviews and historical recounts, that their grandfather was much more than the first Aboriginal filmmaker. He was a revolutionary, determined to use his talent with theatre and his skills with the camera to highlight the injustices endured by all Aboriginals and to bring about changes that would see them empowered and, after 200 years, recognised as people.
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.
Racial discrimination; Discriminatory stereotypes; Loss of culture; Animal cruelty; Government corruption.
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.
There is some violence in this movie, including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of five, including the following:
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.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes and scary visual images, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged five to eight, including the following:
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.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Ablaze is an eye opening documentary that depicts the struggles of an extraordinary man who never gave up fighting for the rights of his people. The past and present are woven seamlessly together through the use of interviews, photos, present-day footage and long-lost film clips to tell about a very dark time in Australia’s past and about the men and women who fought for justice and equal rights and refused to let go.
The main messages from this movie are to follow your dreams and to fight for what you know to be right; to ground yourself and to know your culture; to walk tall; and to be proud of your achievements wherever life may lead you.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as:
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