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From enslavement to rebel gladiator: The life of Spartacus - Fiona Radford


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Spartacus was enslaved — one of millions taken from territories conquered by Rome to work the mines, till the fields or fight for a crowd’s entertainment. Imprisoned for deserting the Roman Army, he and other enslaved people fought their way free and started a rebellion. How did an enslaved man become synonymous with freedom and courage? Fiona Radford delves into the life and legend of Spartacus.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Fiona Radford
  • Director Serin İnan, Tolga Yıldız
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Producer Serin İnan
  • Designer İbrahim Hakkı Uslu
  • Illustrator İbrahim Hakkı Uslu
  • Storyboard Artist İbrahim Hakkı Uslu
  • Animator Gökhan Gürkan
  • Sound Designer Tolga Yıldız
  • Composer Tolga Yıldız
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Fact-Checker Francisco Diez

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