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Why should you read “Moby Dick”? - Sascha Morrell

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A mountain separating two lakes. A room papered floor to ceiling with bridal satins. The lid of an immense snuffbox. These seemingly unrelated images take us on a tour of a sperm whale’s head in Herman Melville’s "Moby Dick." Though the book features pirates, typhoons, high-speed chases, and giant squid, it’s anything but a conventional seafaring adventure. Sascha Morrell digs into the classic novel.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Sascha Morrell
  • Director Martina Meštrović
  • Narrator Adrian Dannatt
  • Animator Martina Meštrović
  • Storyboard Artist Martina Meštrović
  • Art Director Martina Meštrović
  • Sound Designer Stephen LaRosa
  • Music Stephen LaRosa
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor Iseult Gillespie
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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