"A much-needed antidote for the world right now, shining light on a seeker of truth, a buster of walls, a morality explorer, and a champion of humanity." - Bust. A decade in the making, this new documentary explores the remarkable life and legacy of late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin, who passed away in 2018. Best known for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy works such as The Left Hand of Darkness, the Earthsea trilogy, and The Dispossessed, she changed the way we viewed those genres, dragging them from the shadows of pulp fiction to literary respectability. She also championed the idea that writers and what they do is far from a luxury, but a necessity for human survival. Featuring interviews with the usually camera-shy Le Guin, stunning animation, and reflections by authors including Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, Michael Chabon, and more.
"What distinguishes the film is the way it explores Le Guin’s ideas, and the way she used science-fiction as a vehicle to explore human existence, politics, gender equality, the search for a perfect society and the price of happiness." - Screen Daily
"There’s Le Guin as the young, struggling writer whose fiction is dismissed by editors as being too heady to find an audience; Le Guin as the pipe-smoking feminist shaking up the male-dominated science fiction scene; Le Guin the mother and anarchist; and finally, Le Guin as the aging anti-capitalist National Book Award winner who is sick and tired of profiteers ruining literature." - Vice
"Shows how, in Le Guin's writings, fantasy can be viewed as both a different way of seeing and understanding the past, and a new way of seeing the present -- and what the future could be." - PopMatters
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