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Participant name: arwen curry
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TR-230822-15

Center for Independent Documentary, Inc. (Boston, MA 02135-1032)
Arwen Curry (Project Director: January 2015 to present)
Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Production of a 60-minute documentary film and website on Ursula K. Le Guin, a writer whose work transformed science fiction and American literature.

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a 60-minute film and accompanying website exploring the remarkable life and legacy of one of America's most influential living writers: 85-year-old science fiction and fantasy legend Ursula K. Le Guin. The film tells the story of a singular writer who defiantly held her ground on the frontier of American letters until the sheer excellence of her work, at long last, forced the mainstream to embrace fantastic literature. Viewers will accompany Le Guin on an intimate journey of self-discovery as she emerges as a major feminist author, inspiring generations of women and other marginalized writers along the way. Le Guin's story allows audiences to reflect on science fiction's unique role in American culture and to look back at the 19th century roots of imaginative literature. Shot in high-definition video, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is aimed for public television, web, DVD, and educational distribution across broad audiences.

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Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Media Projects Production

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$600,000 (approved)
$600,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2015 – 5/31/2019


TD-50406-11

Center for Independent Documentary, Inc. (Boston, MA 02135-1032)
Arwen Curry (Project Director: January 2011 to April 2014)
Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Scripting and development of a 90-minute documentary film exploring the life and ideas of the science fiction and fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin.

This application is a request to the National Endowment for the Humanities for $75,000 to support Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, a feature documentary film exploring the life, roots, and ideas of the celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer. Through the lens of Le Guin's career, the film reflects on science fiction and fantasy as significant genres of American literature. Ms. Le Guin (b. 1929) will appear extensively in the film, a 90-minute biography to be shot in various locations throughout the U.S. Shot in high-definition video and using an array of archival materials, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is intended for online and educational distribution as well as major public television broadcast to the widest possible audience. The production team requests funding to develop the program script, to develop and refine the film?s structure and content by consulting with humanities advisors, to consult with animators, and to conduct pre-interviews and initial archival research.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
America's Media Makers: Development Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$60,000 (approved)
$60,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2011 – 12/31/2012