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A documentary that explores the feminine principle in our society covering the media, body, men, relationships, workforce and religion
A documentary that explores the feminine principle in our society covering the media, body, men, relationships, workforce and religion
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Our project brings about a unique perspective on the psyche. With incredible personalities such as Dr. James Hollis, Dr. Abigail Disney or Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, and amazing academics like Dr. Cynthia Eller, Dr. Anna Fausto-Sterling (among many others), we bring you the animated story of filmmaker Lorís Simón as she embarks on a journey in search of meaning, belonging and the path back to her true self.

From the theories of C.G. Jung, this film will explore the feminine principle in present day Western society. What is the feminine, you might ask. The feminine is a group of genderless characteristics related to emotions, intuition, creativity, receptiveness, nurturance, etc... expressions that we tend to push aside in order to give space to reason, logical thinking, structure. Ensoulment is a film that proposes recovering the feminine without losing the masculine. We need both to be whole, to be happy and to be fulfilled.

funding...

Your donations will be spread in different areas. We were very lucky and privileged to find funding to get many of the interviews, but we have yet to finish the final scenes and then embark on post-production. Therefore, costs can vary from transportation, to animation, to final editing effects. In addition there is the sound design and music that have yet to be accounted for. We will make every single penny count!!

A few snapshots of our progress so far!

Animation by Patrick Smith
Animation by Patrick Smith
"We were a people that belonged to the designated compartments we created for ourselves, not to our humanity and not to our own vibrations." Animation by Patrick Smith
"We were a people that belonged to the designated compartments we created for ourselves, not to our humanity and not to our own vibrations." Animation by Patrick Smith
"My life had been about structure, limits, and strict definitions." Animation by Patrick Smith
"My life had been about structure, limits, and strict definitions." Animation by Patrick Smith
"A journey that forced me to stand in silence in each area I passed, listening to those deep voices that had been muzzled and shoved away." Animation by Patrick Smith
"A journey that forced me to stand in silence in each area I passed, listening to those deep voices that had been muzzled and shoved away." Animation by Patrick Smith
Patricia Gras and Aurora Losada speaking about the feminine in the workplace.
Patricia Gras and Aurora Losada speaking about the feminine in the workplace.
Liz, a friendly interviewee that shared her opinion of the feminine in her generation.
Liz, a friendly interviewee that shared her opinion of the feminine in her generation.
Nour, a friendly interviewee that shared her opinion of the feminine in her generation.
Nour, a friendly interviewee that shared her opinion of the feminine in her generation.
Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling on the difference between "feminine" and "female."
Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling on the difference between "feminine" and "female."
Unfortunate weather in NYC before our interview with Dr. Abigail Disney.
Unfortunate weather in NYC before our interview with Dr. Abigail Disney.
"'Enough' is an ever receding horizon for us..." - Dr. Abigail Disney
"'Enough' is an ever receding horizon for us..." - Dr. Abigail Disney
Listening to Meggan Watterson's wisdom.
Listening to Meggan Watterson's wisdom.
Gerardo, a friendly interviewee that shared his opinion of the feminine in his generation.
Gerardo, a friendly interviewee that shared his opinion of the feminine in his generation.
Jordan, a friendly interviewee that shared his opinion of the feminine in his generation.
Jordan, a friendly interviewee that shared his opinion of the feminine in his generation.

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge so far has been our extremely small team, but if we've gotten this far, we're most definitely not giving up now!!! We've been working so hard on this, and we've managed to overcome every obstacle. This is why your help will be SO important to us, not a cent will go unnoticed!

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    It is only our physical limitations that impede us from doing a back flip at the thought of this donation. Please accept an awesome shirt with the film's title and a catchy phrase on the back that will leave all its readers soulful for the rest of the day! (and the previous rewards)

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    We would hug you if we could, you know? It would be a long, heart felt hug, too.
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    Seriously, when we get this notification, you can count on a high-fiving party, and one of us will cry for sure (no names will be disclosed).
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    One of us will faint while the other one continues to cry of happiness. We sincerely wish we could kneel down and kiss your hand.
    We must include your name in the CREDITS of Ensoulment in addition to everything else and a hand written letter to thank you personally. We truly are grateful, from the bottom of our hearts.

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    It's too much! Really, you shouldn't have! Well, if you insist.... We are in deep awe and amazement. Thank you for believing as much in our film as we do. We will make you proud to be able to say you contributed to this project. We'll let you say that you directed too if you want. Please accept a customized 5x7 still from the animated section of the film signed by the animator and the director. (And everything else! Hooray!)

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    Is this real life?! We cannot believe it. Look at you! You make us all look bad.
    On top of everything else, we also would like to give you two VIP tickets for you and your loved one! These will get you into any screening we perform AND the launching party. Oh, and we’re upgrading you to an 11x14 animated still with a personalized note, signed by the animator and director! What a beautiful day…

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