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Not suitable under 8; parental guidance to 8 (lack of interest, scenes of violence and accidental harm)
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|Children under 8||Not suitable due to lack of interest for this age group and contains images of violence and accidental harm.|
|Children aged 8||Parental guidance recommended due to lack of interest for this age group and contains images of violence and accidental harm.|
|Children aged 9 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:||In the Shadow of the Moon (2008)|
|Consumer advice lines:||The content is very mild in impact|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The documentary, In the Shadow of the Moon focuses exclusively on the men and achievements of the Apollo space missions between 1968 and 1972 in which nine Apollo space craft visited the moon and twelve men walked upon its surface. The film’s story is told via the personal stories and reminiscences of the remaining Apollo astronauts including Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Eugene Cernan, Michael Collins, Jim Lovell, Edgar D Mitchell, Harrison Schmitt, Dave Scott, and John Young. The documentary opens by discussing the space race between the Americans and the Russians, and how in the early stages of the Apollo program failure was more common than success, with rockets blowing up on the launch pad almost a daily occurrence. The film depicts how the various engineers and astronauts designed developed and constructed the Apollo technology and training program.
The Apollo astronauts talk about their roles as test pilots and explorers, and how the higher and faster and more dangerous the experience was the more exciting it became. The astronauts talk about the guilt they suffer in relation to the Apollo 1 disaster, in which fire killed the three-man crew of the Apollo One space capsule. They reflect about the Vietnam War, and the guilt they felt when friends were shot down while they remained safe. They discuss their fears and concerns, their devotion to the program and their perseverance. The near disastrous mission of Apollo Thirteen is discussed and depicted. And the Apollo astronauts talk about what they gained and learnt from their experiences, how the Apollo missions changed their perspective of life, humanity and the universe.
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.
Risk taking; Death; War; Life-changing experiences.
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.
In the Shadow of the Moon contains some briefly displayed archival footage of violence, talk about violence, and accidental harm including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
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 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 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 is some brief use of substances in this movie, including:
In the Shadow of the Moon contains infrequent low level coarse language including:
In the Shadow of the Moon is a documentary that tells the story of the Apollo space missions (1968-1972). The story is told through interviews with the actual Apollo astronauts and digitally remastered archival film. The documentary reminds older viewer and informs the younger viewers just how awe inspiring and life changing the achievement and experiences of the Apollo missions were.
The main messages from this movie are:
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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