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Run, sail, or hide? How to survive the destruction of Pompeii - Gary Devore

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It’s a bustling day in Pompeii. After a quick visit to the market, Fabia spots her brothers, Lucius and Marcus, crossing the Forum. The siblings begin discussing Lucius’ wedding — but a deafening boom interrupts them. They watch Vesuvius spew smoke, ash, and rock — and realize they’ve been living in the shadow of a volcano. Gary Devore follows the siblings as they attempt to survive the disaster.

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  • Educator Gary Devore
  • Director Nikhita Prabhudesai, Arvind Singh Jeena
  • Narrator Jack Cutmore-Scott
  • Storyboard Artist Nikhita Prabhudesai
  • Animator Gaurav Dhaimodkar, Ashish Phadke, Arvind Singh Jeena
  • Compositor Arvind Singh Jeena
  • Art Director Ashish Phadke, Nikhita Prabhudesai
  • Music Salil Bhayani
  • Sound Designer Amanda P.H. Bennett, cAMP Studio
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Cella Wright
  • Script Editor Iseult Gillespie
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma
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Additional Resources for you to Explore
Check out this link to learn how Archaeologists and volcanologists can accurately reconstruct what the eruption of Mount Vesuvius looked like. They can also tell us many things about the victims of the disaster.  

The skeletons found in Herculaneum’s dock area are a valuable resource for investigating the lives of the victims.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Gary Devore
  • Director Nikhita Prabhudesai, Arvind Singh Jeena
  • Narrator Jack Cutmore-Scott
  • Storyboard Artist Nikhita Prabhudesai
  • Animator Gaurav Dhaimodkar, Ashish Phadke, Arvind Singh Jeena
  • Compositor Arvind Singh Jeena
  • Art Director Ashish Phadke, Nikhita Prabhudesai
  • Music Salil Bhayani
  • Sound Designer Amanda P.H. Bennett, cAMP Studio
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Cella Wright
  • Script Editor Iseult Gillespie
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma
  • See more creators

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