Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

This film explores the remarkable life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin. Best known for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy works such as ’A Wizard of Earthsea’, ’The Left Hand of Darkness’, and ’The Dispossessed’, Le Guin defiantly held her ground on the margin of “respectable” literature until the sheer excellence of her work, at long last, forced the mainstream to embrace fantastic literature. Her fascinating story has never before been captured on film.

Produced with Le Guin’s participation over the course of a decade, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a journey through the writer’s career and her world’s, both real and fantastic. Viewers will join the writer on an intimate journey of self-discovery as she comes into her own as a major feminist author, opening new doors for the imagination and inspiring generations of women and other marginalized writers along the way.

The film features stunning animation and reflections by literary luminaries including Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Michael Chabon, and more.


  • Year: 2018
  • Duration: 63 & 52 mins
  • Production: Arwen Curry
  • Director: Arwen Curry
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA, ESP
  • Country of production: USA



  • Visionary Women Filmmaker Award (Santa Cruz Film Festival 2018, USA); Audience Vote for Documentary (International Women Make Movies of Zaragoza, Spain 2018) ; Outstanding Story Award (What if? Women in Film Festival, Switzerland); Sheffield Doc Festival 2018 (UK); Mill Valley Film Festival 2018 (CALIFORNIA, USA); PTFF Port Townsend film festival 2018 (WASHINGTON, USA); Ashland independent film festival (OREGON, USA); Santa Cruz film festival 2018 (CALIFORNIA, USA); Glendale International Film festival 2018 (CALIFORNIA, USA); Vancouver International Film Festival 2018 (CANADA); Tacoma Film Festival 2018 Official Selection (WASHINGTON, USA); Litquake 2018 (SAN FRANCISCO, USA ); Louisville’s International Festival of Film Official Selection 2018 (KENTUCKY,USA); Oregon Independent Film festival (Oregon, USA); Kaunas International Film Festival (LITHUANIA); Glasgow Youth Film Festival (SCOTLAND, UK); AnsibleFest, Bilbao (SPAIN); Les Utopiales, Festival international de Science Fiction (FRANCE); Austin Film Festival 2018 (Texas, USA); Bendfilm Festival 2018 (Oregon, USA); FilmGirl Film festival 2018 (Wisconsin, USA); Beokeon festival (Belgrade , SERBIA); DOC NYC 2018 (USA); Pravo Ljudski Film Festival 2018 (Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina); Berlin Sci-Fi Film fest 2018 (GERMANY), Belfast Film Festival 2019 (UK); Kosmopolis International Litterature Film Festival 2019 (Barcelona, Spain); Muestra de Cine realizado por mujeres 2019 (Huesca, Spain); Filmmor International Women Film Festival 2019 (Turkey); Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2019 (Greece); Flying Broom Women Festival 2019 (Turkey); International Literature festival in Dublin 2019 (Ireland), Oltre Lo Specchio (Through The Looking Glass) International Film festival 2019 (Italy), Pagina Nacoste - Festival Letteratura 2019 (Italy), SPC Some Prefer Cake , Bologna Lesbian Film Festival 2019 (Italy), FIWOM 2019 (South Korea), DOKumenART 2019 (Germany), Brisbane International Film Festival 2019 (Australia), EPOS Film Festival 2020 (Israel), Barcelona International Women Film Festival 2020 (Spain), Docu.Text Film Festival 2020 (Israel), HeadRead Literary Festival 2022 (Estonia), DocDoc Festival 2023 (Spain)

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