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Beasts of the Southern Wild

2013 | 93 min | K-12 | adventure, fantasy

The film is magical realism, where the main character is a 6-year-old girl named Hushpuppy. She lives with her father Wink in Bathtub, a dingy swamp in southern Louisiana, USA, where life is primitive and where people live in harmony with nature.

The commune of Bathtub is flooding because the continental ice is melting and this is causing the release of ancient beasts. Winki’s health is also deteriorating at the same time, so it’s time for 6-year-old Hushpuppy to face these challenges and survive them with honor.

Koulukino’s learning materials deal with magical realism, the Hushpuppy character, editing, and montage, and include film interpretation tasks. The materials are aimed at middle schools and secondary education.

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About the movie


  • arts
  • environmental studies
  • geography


  • America
  • environmental education
  • identity and growing
  • imagination growth
  • nature
  • reading skills of movie
  • relationships
  • social class differences
  • thought awakening

Educational levels

  • high schools and vocational schools
  • middle schools


  • adventure
  • fantasy

Age limits

  • K-12


  • 20th Century Fox