A Stop-Motion History of the Word 'Tomato'
Aug 12, 2016
Tomatoes were discovered by conquistadors in Aztec lands and, once brought back to Europe, referred to as an "apple of gold." This clever stop-motion animation by Caitlin Craggs explores the etymology of the tomato—it’s part of a larger series of films that will touch on the origins of ubiquitous foods. Craggs is a student of experimental animation at the California Institute of the Arts; more of her work and projects can be found on her website.
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Author: Nadine Ajaka
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