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The Breathtaking Courage of Harriet Tubman  

TED-ED

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"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. 

CREDITS

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Design, Direction & Animation:

Yan Dan Wong

Script:

Janell Hobson

 

Script Editor:

Brendan Pelsue

Associate Producer:

Bethany Cutmore Scott
Elizabeth cox

Content Producer:

Gerta Xhelo

Editorial Producer:

Alex Rosenthal

 

Narrator: 

Christina Greer

Sound designer:
Jarrett Farkas

Additional colouring in & compositing:

Ying Ying Tey

Yan Dan Wong animation Hariet Tubman daisy flower blooming

CONCEPT
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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".

Yan Dan Wong Animation Harriet Tubman petal drop

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TED-ED YOUTUBE
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