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Not recommended under 8 and parental guidance to 10 (scary scenes and emotional themes).
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|Children under 8||Not recommended due to some scary moments and emotional themes.|
|Children aged 8-10||Parental Guidance recommended due to scary scenes.|
|Children over the age of 10||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:||Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
This is the story of a fierce and adventurous thirteen-year-old girl called Ainbo (voice of Lola Raie) who lives deep in the Amazon rainforest with her tribe. Ainbo is a little different from the rest of her tribe as she was orphaned as a young child and has grown up in the home of the chieftain, along with her adopted sister and best friend Zumi (voice of Naomi Serrano). One day, Ainbo discovers that her tribe is in danger. Not only are they threatened by the evil spirit Yacuruna, but their habitat is being destroyed by logging and illegal mining. Together with her comical spirit animal guides, an armadillo called Dillo (voice of Dino Andrade) and a tapir called Vaca (voice of Joe Hernandez), Ainbo sets out to save her tribe. It is a perilous adventure which brings Ainbo face to face with the ancient spirits of the Amazon, her long-lost parents, and the evil forces that seek to destroy them.
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.
Indigenous knowledge; Colonialism and Invasion; Environmental destruction; Supernatural; Nature; Magic; Orphans; Death; Greed.
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.
There are some romantic references in this movie, including:
There is no nudity or sexual activity in this movie, however our reviewer noted the following:
There are some very mild insults, for example:
Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon is an animated adventure which is told from an Indigenous perspective, weaving authentic Amazonian rainforest folk lore throughout. The plot does get a little confusing and there are mixed messages about colonialism and destruction of the rainforest. For example, the film suggests that the bad behaviour of industries exploiting natural resources and indigenous land is driven by evil spirits – not just greed – which kind of lets them off the hook. The graphics are colourful and engaging but also a little stilted, like a video game, rather than a feature film. The complex storylines and scary scenes make this film better suited to children over the age of eight.
The main message from this movie is that our connection to nature, and our communities, is what gives us strength and protects us.
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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