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A brief history of goths - Dan Adams

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What do fans of atmospheric post-punk music have in common with ancient barbarians? Not much ... so why are both known as “goths”? Is it a weird coincidence – or is there a deeper connection stretching across the centuries? Dan Adams investigates.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Dan Adams
  • Director Hernando Bahamon
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Art Director Andrés Landazábal
  • Animator Miguel Otálora, Jorge Jaramillo
  • Compositor Jorge Jaramillo
  • Composer Manuel Borda
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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