Mungo – the Short Film Study Guide
Posted by Team APATA | Jun 16, 2023
New South Wales Australia 1853. On the cusp of his initiation, young Aboriginal boy Mungo has a chance encounter with James Ashton and his travelling circus. Mungo is instantly spellbound by the magic of the circus, but is torn between the two worlds. Does he do what is expected of him and follow in the footsteps of tribal leaders before him? Or does he take a chance and go on the adventure of a lifetime with the Ashton Circus?
Actor Javier Jones was interviewed by the ABC about the role of Mungo, for which he has won two international best actor awards.
Filmed in Tamworth this Australian tale now also has an ATOM study guide for teachers and educators – download free via The Education Shop.
To purchase lifetime access to short film MUNGO, go to The Education Shop
Mungo Curriculum Links
Mungo can be linked to the following subject areas within the Australian Curriculum. Please note, this list is not exhaustive. Teachers are encouraged to find other links using cross-curriculum priorities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories:
- Year 11 Modern History
- Year 7–10 English
- Year 7–10 Media Arts