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    Caught in a thoughtless act of cruelty, a young man learns a lesson in compassion from his father, a larger-than-life tribal leader of the Caddo Nation and a veteran of World War II. Years later, the man passes that lesson down to his own son.

    Thompson Williams was growing up in Oklahoma as one of eight children during the period he describes, when his father Melford captured his imagination and set his moral compass. Thompson came to StoryCorps with his own son, Kiamichi-tet. “My Father the Giant,” brings their conversation to life.

    Directed by: Richard O'Connor
    Executive Producer: Dave Isay
    Producer: Rachel Hartman
    Audio Produced by: Jud Esty-Kendall
    Supervising Sound Recordist: Daniel Sitts
    Animation by: Ace & Son Moving Picture Co., LLC
    Design: Taisiya Zaretskaya
    Animators: Taisiya Zaretskaya & Pilar Newton
    Production Artists: Morgan Miller & Jade M. Bailey
    Original Music: Joshua Abrams
    Music Performed by: Joshua Abrams, Hamid Drake, Marquis Hill, Emmett Kelly & Adam Thornburg
    Music Mixed by: Joshua Abrams & Neil Strauch
    Special Thanks: Thompson Williams & Kiamichi-tet Williams

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    American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress

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