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Ursula K. Le Guin Gets a Documentary

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Ursula K. Le Guin is getting her own feature documentary.

This is fact, not science fiction. Finally, the life of the feminist author and activist won't just be immortalized through her writing, but through an hourlong film by Arwen Curry, a lifelong fan of Le Guin's who's worked on documentaries for PBS and HBO.

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin has been in the making since 2008. The film has been largely funded by a $600,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, but it won't release the funding until the entire production budget has been raised—which is $200,000 more. The Kickstarter project reached its initial goal of $80,000 in only two days. Now, it's raised $183,407, with only four days to go. If the film reaches its goal, it will be released in theaters in mid-2017.

Shots include Le Guin gazing at the beach at sunset, Le Guin writing, and authors like Margaret Atwood and Michael Chabon talking about Le Guin.

Rewards for funding the Kickstarter range from Le Guin pins to signed books, silkscreen bags and even a phone call from her.