The Breathtaking Courage of Harriet Tubman
"Escaping slavery; risking everything to save her family; leading a military raid; championing the cause of women’s suffrage; these are just a handful of the accomplishments of one of America’s most courageous heroes."
An animation I directed and animated in collaboration with TED-Ed and educator Janell Hobson.
Explore the full lesson here at TED-Ed's website.
Design, Direction & Animation:
Yan Dan Wong
Bethany Cutmore Scott
Additional colouring in & compositing:
The use of a daisy flower:
Daisy has the meaning of childbirth, it also represents new beginning, innocent or purity.
We see a new born Harriet blooming out from a daisy in the beginning shot.
When we talk about Harriet's aging and death, we see the flower wilting, petals falling onto the ground.
A new daisy buds bloom out from the ground as we hear Harriet's final words:
"I go away to prepare a place for you".