Essay Question: the process of discovery can cause a person to question their view of the world.
An individual’s discoveries and their process of discovering can vary according to personal, cultural, historical and social contexts and values. Discoveries may be questioned or challenged when viewed from different perspectives and their worth may be reassessed over time. The six participants Raye, Raquel, Adam, Glenny, Darren and Roderick in the documentary “Go Back to Where You Came From” found their discoveries very confronting and provocative. It lead them to new worlds and values, stimulate new ideas and has enabled them to speculate about future possibilities. The six Australians undertake a journey to discover the…show more content…
The purpose of showing the perceptions about these participants in the opening scene tells the audience that Australians are judging these helpless people without knowing what’s happening behind the scene, what’s happening in their lives and that they are bound to leave their own country and come to Australia for a better life. Throughout episode one, the footage cuts from real life to pre-recorded. In one example, the viewer sees Adam calling asylum seekers “criminals” and then cuts to him interacting with them. His views have been shaped by his experience during the racially driven Cronulla riots. He describes himself as a “shire boy” and the narrator voice over also expresses Adam’s views, “in Adam’s Australia, everybody has to play by the rules especially asylum seekers.” “Go back to where you came from” seeks to awaken the thoughts of the viewer’s even as it records the journey of the participants. In the show is discovered the color of the world view and personal principles of those who produced it, in particular those of Dr.Corlett. He seeks to foster the viewer’s own discovery that the refugee “question and, in particular, the issue of the boat people,” is more about people than politics. As the participants start discovering bits and pieces of the refugee lives their perceptions changes.
These six participants all have some sort of motivation that lead them to undertake this long journey. The audience