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TED-Ed "Why Didn't This Body Decompose?"

TED-Ed "Why Didn't This Body Decompose?"

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

It may not appear very lively six feet underground, but a single teaspoon of soil contains more organisms than there are human beings on the planet. Why didn't this 2000-year-old body decompose?

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: TED-Ed "Why Didn't This Body Decompose?"

    Directed by: Ivana BOSNJAK, Thomas JOHNSON

    Country: USA, Croatia

    Year of production: 2021

    Running time: 04 min 52 s

  • Technique

    Category: Educational, scientific or industrial film

    Techniques used: cut-outs, clay, paint on glass

    Version: Original English

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Teens, Adults, Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Ivana BOSNJAK, Thomas JOHNSON

    Production: TED-ED, Bethany CUTMORE-SCOTT

    Artistic direction: Thomas Johnson

    Script: Carolyn Marshall

    Storyboard: Ivana Bošnjak

    Sets: Thomas Johnson, Ivana Bošnjak

    Animation: Ivana Bošnjak, Thomas Johnson

    Compositing: Ivana Bošnjak

    Music: Stephen Larosa

    Sound: Stephen Larosa

    Editing: Ivana Bošnjak

    Voice: Alexandra Panzer