TED-ED''The myth of the stolen eyeballs''

Deep in the Amazon rainforest in the river Nea’ocoyá lived a school of particularly big and tasty fish. When the rains came and the water rose the fish appeared, and swam away as the waters fell. Villagers along the river followed them to a lagoon and set up camp. But their young shaman soon sensed they might not be completely alone. Nathan D. Horowitz details the Siekopai myth of the air goblins.

  • Mohammad Babakoohi
  • Yijia Cao
  • Nathan D. Horowitz
  • TED-ED, Gerta XHELO
  • Elahe Baloochi
  • Jack Cutmore-scott
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 5, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 35mm
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Distribution Information
  • TED-ED, Gerta XHELO
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Video on Demand
Director Biography - Mohammad Babakoohi, Yijia Cao

Mohammad BABAKOOHi, Born in 1995, Behshahr, Iran.
After study his bachelor's of painting in Tehran, he moved to France in 2107 where he starts his animation study in Gobelins, l'école de l'image. He is currently attending Animation directing at Lécole la Poudrière.

Yijia Cao, Born in 1994 March, Liaoning, Chine.
After graduated from Beijing Film Academy she continued her study at Gobelins, l'école de l'image where she made her graduation film ''Out of range ''. She currently working as a freelance artist in Paris.

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''The myth of the stolen eyeballs'' is a piece that belongs to a collection that we are making for Ted-ed.