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Oxygen’s surprisingly complex journey through your body - Enda Butler


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Oxygen forms about 21% of the air around us. In your body, oxygen forms a vital role in the production of energy in most cells. But if gases can only efficiently diffuse across tiny distances, how does oxygen reach the cells deep inside your body? Enda Butler tracks the surprisingly complex journey of oxygen through your body.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Enda Butler
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Director Dalibor Rajninger
  • Producer Vessela Dantcheva
  • Animator Dalibor Rajninger
  • Designer Dalibor Rajninger
  • Illustrator Dalibor Rajninger
  • Composer Alexander Daniel, Alexander Evtimov, Mihail Yosifov
  • Sound Designer Alexander Daniel, Alexander Evtimov, Mihail Yosifov
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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