Sci-Vi | No.26/ Prester John
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No.26/ Prester John

26th TED-ED – TAW coproduction

Synopsis: In 1165, copies of a strange letter began to circulate throughout Europe. It spoke of a fantastical realm, containing the Tower of Babel and the Fountain of Youth— all ruled over by the letter’s mysterious author: Prester John. Who was this powerful ruler, and was he even real? Matteo Salvadore shares the legend of a mythical king who impacted the decisions of European leaders for 400 years.

View full lesson: The imaginary king who changed the real world – Matteo Salvadore

Length: 05 min 43 sec

Release Date: Mar 19, 2020

Educator: Matteo Salvadore

Director: Anna Nowakowska

Narrator: Addison Anderson

Animator: Anna Nowakowska

Producer: The Animation Workshop, Bethany Cutmore-Scott 

Director of Production: Gerta Xhelo

Editorial Producer: Alex Rosenthal

Associate Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler

Script Editor: Alex Gendler

Fact-checker Eden Girma

About Anna: Anna Nowakowska graduated from The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark, in 2016 with a BA in Character Animation. She completed the studies with the short film ”Untamed”, on which she worked as story artist and animation lead. Since then, she has been freelancing and exploring a wide variety of projects ranging from animated commercials for well-known brands in collaboration with advertising studios, directing TED-Ed lectures produced by The Animation Workshop, working closely with scientists to visualize their research projects through animation as well as creating editorial illustrations.