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A brief history of dumplings - Miranda Brown

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As archaeologists pored over ancient tombs in western China, they discovered some surprisingly well-preserved and familiar relics. Though hardened over 1,000 years, there sat little crescent-shaped dumplings. So who invented these plump pockets of perfection, and how did they spread across the world? Miranda Brown traces the tangled, mysterious historical web of dumplings.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Miranda Brown
  • Director Léon Moh-Cah, Andi Concha
  • Narrator Pen-Pen Chen
  • Storyboard Artist Na Na Na Studio
  • Animator Na Na Na Studio
  • Art Director Na Na Na Studio
  • Composer Jan Willem De With
  • Sound Designer Jan Willem De With
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Producer Anna Bechtol
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Abdallah Ewis
  • Editorial Producer Cella Wright
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Charles Wallace

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