Not suitable under 8, parental guidance to 13 (themes and graphic images).
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|Children under 8||Not suitable due to themes and images of animal cruelty.|
|Children aged 8–13||Parental guidance recommended due to themes and images of animal cruelty.|
|Children over the age of 13||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:||The Map to Paradise|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The Map to Paradise is a powerful documentary about a new movement to save the ocean and all the creatures that call it home. Audiences will be taken around the world to different countries and communities who are playing a role in helping restore balance to the sea. The damaging practices that humankind has inflicted upon nature are shown, such as the terrible state of the marine ecosystem in Greece and the devastation wrought by the whaling industry. However, the movie also offers hope that there are ways to combat and restore what has happened. Viewers will meet Mario from Apo Island in the Philippines, who has grown his mother’s marine sanctuary into something that empowers his people, especially the girls, and is sharing his vision with other islands around his country as well as other nations around the world. Viewers will also see how the efforts of The Republic of Palau, who forcibly protect 80 percent of their water, are leading the world in terms of environmental protection and recovery. The documentary illustrates the efforts of reaching one of the United Nations goals about protecting the sea and shows us what is possible and what we must do if we are to restore balance to our incredible ecosystems.
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.
Animal distress; environmental distress; cruelty to animals and destruction of ecosystems. There is also the legend of a child who is killed by his community.
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.
It is unlikely that children over the age of thirteen would be frightened by this film.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
The Map to Paradise is an educational documentary about what is happening to the oceans of the world from a number of different perspectives. Animation, interviews and historical footage are used to piece together the movie’s important message. The movie is best suited to older children and adults.
The main messages from this movie are that we have done terrible things to our oceans’ ecosystems but if humanity makes some simple changes we may be able to reverse much of the damage. Also, each of us has a role to play in helping aid recovery and if we work together wonderful things can happen.
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 the importance of:
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