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Why should you read “Midnight’s Children”? - Iseult Gillespie


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Let’s Begin…

It begins with a countdown. A woman goes into labor as the clock ticks towards midnight. Across India, people wait for the declaration of independence after nearly 200 years of British rule. At the stroke of midnight, an infant and two new nations are born in perfect synchronicity. These events form the foundation of “Midnight’s Children.” Iseult Gillespie explores Salman Rushdie’s dazzling novel.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Iseult Gillespie
  • Director Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat
  • Narrator Adrian Dannatt
  • Animator Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat
  • Composer Joel Kreimeyer-Kelly , Cem Misirlioglu
  • Music Cem Misirlioglu
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Editorial Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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