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Why should you read “Crime and Punishment”? - Alex Gendler

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What drives someone to kill in cold blood? What goes through the murderer’s mind? And what kind of a society breeds such people? Over 150 years ago Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky took these questions up in what would become one of the best-known works of Russian literature: “Crime and Punishment.” Alex Gendler digs into the classic novel's exploration of alienation, morality and redemption.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Alex Gendler
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Storyboard Artist Sasha Dudka
  • Illustrator Nikita Bondarenko, Victor Zhuravliov
  • Animator Denis Bousygin, Alex Bohdan, Max Kotliar
  • Art Director Marianna Murashko
  • Producer Anna Dolzhenko
  • Composer Stephen LaRosa
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Fact-Checker Rebekah Barnett

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