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Infinity according to Jorge Luis Borges - Ilan Stavans

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What would it be like to have a limitless memory? Can the meaning of life be found in an infinite library? Is time a labyrinth or a single moment? Jorge Luis Borges explored these questions of infinity in his many works. His body of essays, poems and stories pioneered the literary style known as magical realism— and each was just a few pages long. Ilan Stavans dives into the world of Borges.

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  • Educator Ilan Stavans
  • Director André Aires, Vicente Nirō
  • Animator Vicente Nirō, Joana Fatela
  • Storyboard Artist Vicente Nirō
  • Illustrator Vicente Nirō
  • Sound Designer André Aires, Aim Creative Studios
  • Composer André Aires
  • Producer Tom Knight
  • Animation Joana Fatela
  • Music André Aires, Aim Creative Studios
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Fact-checker Francisco Diez
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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Ilan Stavans
  • Director André Aires, Vicente Nirō
  • Animator Vicente Nirō, Joana Fatela
  • Storyboard Artist Vicente Nirō
  • Illustrator Vicente Nirō
  • Sound Designer André Aires, Aim Creative Studios
  • Composer André Aires
  • Producer Tom Knight
  • Animation Joana Fatela
  • Music André Aires, Aim Creative Studios
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Fact-checker Francisco Diez
  • See more