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The god who wanted to rule the seas - Raiana McKinney and Esther Wozniak

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Long ago, the ancestral gods of Fiji settled on the Pacific archipelago. They eventually metamorphosed into various forms, with the god Dakuwaqa transforming into a shark. But he was unsatisfied. He became proud and greedy and wanted to establish himself as the mightiest god, and dominate all of Fiji’s islands. Raiana McKinney and Esther Wozniak share the tale of Dakuwaqa’s quest for power.

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Meet The Creators

  • Special Thanks Bu Naomi Biri
  • Educator Raiana McKinney, Esther Wozniak
  • Director KERO Animation studio
  • Narrator Alexandra Panzer
  • Storyboard Artist Anna Aleksandrova
  • Animator Ayapov Maxat, Maksim Kotlyar, Elmar Aleskerov, Aimbetov Mansur, Oleksandr Kuznetsov, Zhakiyenov Bekezhan
  • Art Director Elmar Aleskerov
  • Sound Designer Weston Fonger
  • Composer Jarrett Farkas
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Produced by Abdallah Ewis, Anna Bechtol
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Cella Wright
  • Script Editor Nidhi Upadhyaya

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