Arwen Curry's award-winning Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin has been shown this summer PBS, in the fall at the café cinema Vester Vov Vov in Copenhagen, and in November it was possible to see the documentary at the IDFA festival in Amsterdam. It will be shown in Berlin, Bilbao and Amsterdam in December.
Many of Le Guin's (1929–2018) books have been placed in fantasy and science fiction, and she was one of America's foremost authors. Like Jules Verne, she described worlds that were to come, but not robots or machines, but about everyday magic, the magic that is built into language and into our interactions. In the same way that Verne predicted travel to the moon and other technological advances, Le Guin – who was a pronounced anarchist and libertarian activist – predicted the disasters of the West: xenophobia, ecological devastation – and she predicted the fall of capitalism. Born in 1929, she experienced the best and worst of American history.
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