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How the Suez Canal changed the world - Lucia Carminati

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Today, nearly 30% of all global ship traffic passes through the Suez Canal, totaling over 20,000 ships in 2021. The site of the canal had been of interest to rulers as far back as the second millennium BCE, but plans to construct a passageway were obstructed by cost, political strife, and the ever-shifting sands— until the 19th century. Lucia Carminati details the creation of the Suez Canal.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Lucia Carminati
  • Director Michael Kalopaidis, Zedem Media
  • Narrator Christina Greer
  • Storyboard Artist Alessia Auricchio
  • Animator Maria Savva
  • Compositor Maria Savva
  • Art Director Alessia Auricchio
  • Sound Designer Andreas Trachonitis
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Charles Wallace

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