One Cup: A Thousand Stories

BBC Studios for Migu China
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One Cup, A Thousand Stories is a landmark series exploring the story of tea and how the simple cuppa has shaped nations and the world we live in. We produced the episode filmed in Dubai, the world’s largest tea sorting and shipping hub.

This remarkable series made for China Mobile and BBC Worldwide turns a cinematic lens to the subject of tea, presenting stories from around the world that tell of these whose lives are touched by this commodity in the most unexpected ways.

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Series Director: Christopher Riley

Assistant Producer: Amber Latif


Dubai Production Facilitation: Wild Media

Dubai Producer: Joy Mwendwa

Director: Acen Razvi

Cinematography: Robert Babekuhl

Camera Team: Arin Ghargheni and Asanga Udara

Sound: Sheldon Monteath

DIT: Saul Barran

Teleprompter: Bilal Ahmed

Mini-Jib Operator: Faisal Irshad

Transport: Waqar Ashraf

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