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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.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Media Projects Production

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$600,000 (approved)
$600,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2015 – 5/31/2019