Rubric Statement; Discoveries can lead us to new worlds and values, stimulate new ideas and enable us to speculate about future possibilities.

Through the physical experience of venturing into new places and communicating with diverse individuals, the discoveries within can lead us to new worlds and values and stimulate new ideas that we never would have known before.   Throughout Hardie and Sharkey’s documentary ‘Go Back to Where You Came From’ different aspects of discovery are covered and examined through 6 Australians on a journey which is similar to what asylum seekers experience on the journey to their new lives in Australia. Initially, the 6 Australians attitudes and beliefs towards asylum seekers are uneducated and naive, many of them gain insights, new attitudes and beliefs after their first-hand experiences. Similarly, the character Max in the book ‘Where The Wild Things Are’, experiences new worlds when venturing to new places. His attitudes towards his mother start to change. He also becomes less prone to anger which gives him the opportunity to speculate about future possibilities.

New worlds have an effect on the discoveries we make based on communicating with diverse individuals.   Hardie and Sharkey seemed to deliberately choose these specific 6 Australians,   who they knew would be most affected when their beliefs and attitudes were to be challenged when entering new worlds and communicating with the diverses individuals they were yet to meet. Two participants in particular that show this aspect are Raquel and Raye. Raquel and Raye initially have a negative attitude towards refugees in Australia until they travel into worlds outside their own. In the beginning, Raquel states “I hate Africans, I just don’t like the colour of their skin”, expressing that she is a self-confessed racist. To emphasise Raquels lack of empathy, frequent close up shots are shown to clearly show the audience Raquels facial expressions that give a sense of clarity about...