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The first long documentary exploring the marvelous life and heritage of Ursula K. Le Guin, a feminist and a science fiction author. The author invited young readers to wizard school in her classic Earthsea fantasy series,’ and dazzled the science fiction world with masterworks like The Left Hand of Darkness’ and The Dispossessed’. Produced with Le Guin’s participation over 10 years, the film is a breathtaking journey through the late writer’s career and her worlds, both real and fantastic.
The fantastic imagination and the keen insight of Ursula K. Le Guin provide us a wonderful message - that although the world is full of endless restrictions for women and feminists, this, in turn, enables us to move even further and go on an adventure. Hope our imagination and inquiries extend and deepen as we meet his life that is as daring and flexible as his works are.
Filmmaker Arwen Curry worked with the author for ten years to create Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin. She served as Associate Producer and Archivist of the PBS American Masters film EAMES. Arwen associate-produced five 30-minute science and technology documentaries for San Francisco’s PBS/NPR member station KQED on subjects ranging from reawakening extinct species to the new era of space exploration. Arwen is a former chief editor of the seminal punk magazine Maximum Rocknroll and has written for print, radio, and film. She is a San Francisco Bay Area native and a graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.