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Who built Great Zimbabwe? And why? - Breeanna Elliott


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Stretched across a tree-peppered expanse in Southern Africa lies the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, a medieval stone city of astounding wealth. Located in the present-day country of Zimbabwe, it’s the site of the second largest settlement ruins in Africa. But its history is controversial, defined by decades of dispute about who built it and why. Breeanna Elliott explores the mystery of Great Zimbabwe.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Breeanna Elliott
  • Director Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Producer Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Senior Animator Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Animator Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Editor Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Compositor Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Art Director Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Designer Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Storyboard Artist Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Illustrator Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Character Designer Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Composer Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Sound Designer Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Julianna Zarzycki

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