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The twins who tricked the Maya gods of death - Ilan Stavans


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One day, twin brothers Junajpu and Ixb’alanke discovered their father’s hidden ballgame equipment and began to play. Hearing their vigorous game, the lords of the underworld sent a messenger to challenge the boys to a match. Despite the danger, the twins nevertheless answered the call, making the trek to the great city of Xibalba. Who would emerge victorious? Ilan Stavans shares the Maya myth.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Ilan Stavans
  • Director Arvind Singh Jeena, Nikhita Prabhudesai
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Storyboard Artist Nikhita Prabhudesai
  • Animator Gaurav Dhaimodkar, Ashish Phadke, Elisha Bansode, Arnav Gaikwad
  • Compositor Arvind Singh Jeena
  • Art Director Nikhita Prabhudesai, Ashish Phadke
  • Composer Adam Alexander
  • Sound Designer Adam Alexander
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Jennifer Nam

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