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The Chinese legend of the butterfly lovers - Lijun Zhang

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Although only boys were allowed at the Confucius Academy, what Zhu Yingtai wanted was to go to school. She begged her parents to let her attend dressed as a boy and, seeing her determination and clever disguises, they finally agreed— as long as she kept her identity a secret and later returned to the traditional path they’d set for her. Lijun Zhang shares the Chinese myth of the butterfly lovers.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Lijun Zhang
  • Director Amir Houshang Moein
  • Narrator Pen-Pen Chen
  • Storyboard Artist Amir Houshang Moein
  • Animator Amir Houshang Moein
  • Compositor Amir Houshang Moein
  • Art Director Amir Houshang Moein
  • Composer Salil Bhayani, cAMP Studio
  • Sound Designer Nirana Singh, cAMP Studio
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Cella Wright
  • Script Editor Iseult Gillespie

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