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Throughout studying changing perspectives an appreciation of the many factors influencing ones personal views and outlooks has been gained The influences include culture age and maturity an individuals upbringing as well as many life experiences Peter Skrzyneckis 10 Mary Street Hannah Roberts Sky High Rachel Perkins film Radiance and the World Vision advertisement each effectively portray these aspects of change and in doing so through a number of techniques have developed my understanding of changing perspectives Changing Perspective plays a significant role in the film Radiance by director Rachel Perkins Each of the sisters in the film were raised differently and their cultural backgrounds influence and shapes their views of the world and their mother When Nona discovers that Chressie is actually her mother because she was raped by the so called Black Prince her perspectives of her father drastically change During this scene Nonas face is rubbed in dirt by Chressie during an argument symbolising Chressies hatred towards the Black Prince and that he too is dirt The burning house is also a form of symbolism as this represents purification of Chressies terrifying past when she lived there Close ups of the girls faces are also used to express the strong flow of emotion in the scene This film shows the affect that a persons culture and upbringing can have on change The World Vision advertisement also expresses the idea of changing perspectives being influenced by culture upbringing and experiences Christines parents both passed away when she was young and every day became a struggle for survival The use of colour and the positive image of Christine depicted as a happy and successful woman attracts the responder making them realised what a difference one single person can do to help someone as unfortunate as Christine An additional technique that successfully aims to engage the audience is the brightly coloured bold text at the top of the advertisement Sponsorship has changed my life
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