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What causes sleepwalking? - Emmanuel During

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Mumbling fantastical gibberish; devouring blocks of cheese in the nude; peeing in places that aren’t toilets; and jumping out of windows. These are all things people have reportedly done while sleepwalking, a behavior that can be dangerous in some cases. It’s estimated that around 18% of people sleepwalk at least once in their lives. So, what exactly is sleepwalking? Emmanuel During investigates.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Emmanuel During
  • Director Laura Jayne Hodkin
  • Narrator Jack Cutmore-Scott
  • Storyboard Artist Laura Jayne Hodkin
  • Animator Laura Jayne Hodkin
  • Clean Up Animator Lydia Reid
  • Art Director Laura Jayne Hodkin
  • Composer Salil Bhayani, cAMP Studio
  • Sound Designer Amanda P.H. Bennett, Chengqing Zhu, cAMP Studio
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Producer Anna Bechtol
  • Associate Producer Abdallah Ewis
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Cella Wright
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler

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