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Discoveries can be sudden and unexpected.

Discoveries can be sudden and unexpected forcing the individual to see new
perceptions. Sudden and unexpected discoveries can offer new understandings
and renewed perception of ourselves and others. The prescribed text, Go back
to where you came from (O Mahoney, 2011) follows the journey of Australians
who have strong opinions on refugees. The related text Neighbours by Tim
Winton follows a young Australian couples discovery process as they move into
a

new

multicultural

neighbourhood.

Through

sudden

and

unexpected

discoveries, new perceptions and understanding arises challenging the


individual preconceptions.
Discoveries can be sudden and unexpected, prompting raw emotions in
response to cronfronting and provocative discoveries. The prescribed text, Go
back to back to where you came from follows Raye Colbey, who has strong
negative views on refugees. From the introduction of the documentary, viewers
establish Raye as someone who rejects the integration of refugees into her own
local community. She comments using low register speech serves you
bastards right showing her intolerance towards refugees. In her journey she
encounters the Masudis, an African refugee family. Maisara Masudi, the lady of
the family shares her tragic memories. The audience and Ray learn
something new. Her initial response, shocked and skeptism is seen through a
close up. A full shot of Rays downturn facial expression as she is sadden by the
death of Maisaras baby. Viewers can establish that Ray is deeply affected by
this discovery, demolishing her prior views especially when Ray is able to
understand Maisaras pain through the same experience of preganancy. During
the raid inMalaysia, Ray is confronted with refugees trying to start a new life
and that being taken away from them. Viewers are able to establish that ray
has transformed into a refugee apologist in a full shot of her saying these
people are just trying to find a new home. and I am certainly not relishing it
shows the transformation. Rays preconceptions have been challenged and
taken on an emotional rollercoaster. Unexpected and sudden discovery
prompts Rays raw emotional response towards refugees.

An unexpected and sudden discovery forces the individual to see new


perceptions. Upon arriving at their new multicultural neighbourhood, the couple
describe themselves as sojourners in a foreign land. They feel nervous,
wary, and describe their neighbours behaviour as shocking. The description
shows that the couple is scared of their new neighbours. When the wife was
bold enough to run a hand through the childs stubble, it allowed her to
discover the nature of their new neighbours. The description, the polish
widower slid through the fence uninvited and rebuilt it for them presents the
neighbours willingness to help. The couple initial response includes shock and
amazement. The final transformation, challenging and changing the couple
preconception is seen in the description slowly found themselves smiling back
at the neighbours showing the acceptance of their neighbours. Unexpected
and sudden discovery forces the individual to see new perceptions.
Discoveries can be sudden and unexpected, offering new understanding and
new perceptions of ourselves and others. Adam Hartup, like Ray has
s=newgative views in refugees. Adam gives statistics 99.99% of them dont
have paperwork, positioning refugees to have a bad reputations. In his
journey, he meets Israeli refugee, Wasmi and learns that he is afraid of the
water yet he still travelled by boat in search for a new place to live with his
family. Adams encounter with Wasmis story shocks and surprises him.
Through mid shots he is seen having trouble understanding why someone
would risk their life when they know they are afraid of it. In Malaysia, Adam
goes to work with the Chin men and finds out that they are volunteer workers.
This encounter affected him deeply and is seen in a full shot of him hammering
the soil really aggressively. Adam comments that there is no OHNS,
comparing and contrasting life back in Australia and life of the Chin men.
Adams transformation take place when he was asked what he would if he was
in a situation like the refugees and he replied confidently I would do the
journey. Adam understands the hardships and struggles the refugee had to
face before entering a safe haven. Through unexpected and sudden discovery,

new understandings and perceptions of others and ourselves develops allowing


for transformation.
Discovery can be sudden and unexpected, renewing perceptions of us. In Tim
Wintons Neighbours, the couple are ecstatic with their relationship with their
neighbours. However things take a turn as they find out they are expecting a
child. They were stunned to be parents so early as they did not planned
the pregnancy. The initial response was shocked and surprised as and they
entered a time in their life where they felt worn down. The description shows
that they were not used to this feeling therefore creating an uneasy
environment for the couple. However with the support of their neighbours, who
often gave them words of assurance, their early labour was made easy. Their
transformation was made when their child was born and the neighbours
shouted outside, cheering. The couple discover the support of the neighbours
and the their new life in parenthood. Sudden and unexpected discoveries can
renew perceptions of us.
Through

sudden

and

unexpected

discoveries,

new

perceptions

and

understanding arises, challenging the individuals perceptions. The prescribe


text Go back to where you came from follows six participants whom most
have negative views in refugees. They go on a reverse refugee journey where
their preconceptions are challenged. In Tim Wintons Neighbours, the couple
experience the support of their new multicultural neighbourhood and discover
their new life as parents. Discoveries can be sudden and unexpected forcing
the individual to see new perceptions.