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Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, a feature documentary, explores the remarkable life and legacy of the groundbreaking 86-year-old author.
Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, a feature documentary, explores the remarkable life and legacy of the groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy author.
Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, a feature documentary, explores the remarkable life and legacy of the groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy author.
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Dear backers,

Happy Leap Eve! While you're making dinner tonight, why not watch this short scene we shot at Kishamish, Ursula K. Le Guin's family home in the Napa Valley? In it, she begins to connect her work as a writer with that of her father, the groundbreaking cultural anthropologist Alfred Kroeber.

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Thanks to your generous support, we've more than doubled our initial goal for this campaign. That means that together we've paid for the film's music, archival photography, closed captioning, and most of our editing costs. But we still have $21K more to raise in the next five days to unlock our NEH grant and finish the film. 

To help us get there, Ms. Le Guin has donated a very signed special item (only 30 made!) related to the video above. Here's how she describes it:

"The title is AT KISHAMISH. It is a poetry chapbook, 4 by 6 inches, entirely handmade —letterpress on handmade paper, with a cover of bark paper, hand-sewn. It was made for me by the Native American poet Deborah Miranda...this is a reelio, trulio not-on-the-market, extra-special book."

Le Guin holding her poetry chapbook "At Kishamish," available as a Kickstarter reward. Photo by Katie Burkart.
Le Guin holding her poetry chapbook "At Kishamish," available as a Kickstarter reward. Photo by Katie Burkart.
Ursula K. Le Guin's limited chapbook "At Kishamish," available as a Kickstarter reward. Photo by Katie Burkart.
Ursula K. Le Guin's limited chapbook "At Kishamish," available as a Kickstarter reward. Photo by Katie Burkart.

Available now for a $1500 donation, the KISHAMISH PACK also comes with a DVD of the finished film, a book bag of your choice, a silkscreened wall map of the Earthsea archipelago hand-numbered and signed by Ms. Le Guin, an on-screen credit, an Ursula K. Le Guin pin, progress reports about the film, and a shout-out on social media.

Don't have $1500 to spare, but still want something special? Please consider our new add-on: a poster of Ursula's hand-drawn Earthsea map silkscreened by Brooklyn-based fine artist Mike Taylor (www.miketaylorart.com). This B&W, unsigned version of the map is still suitable for framing. You can add it for $50 to any pledge of more than $25. Just send me a Kickstarter message with the word "MAP" once you've upped your pledge. I'll write you back to let you know I got the message. 

As always, thank you for being part of this effort. As we check off these last few days, please consider tweeting or posting a note to your Facebook page about the campaign — it really gets your friends' attention when you say you've backed a project! bit.ly/UKLFilm

We're almost there. THANK YOU!

Arwen & the WOUKL Team

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    1. Erik on February 28, 2016

      Will the silk screened Earthsea map be white drawing on a black background, like the tote?

      A Wizard of Earthsea was at least half of the reason I became a devout fan of Fantasy novels when I was 11, and it's the half I still really enjoy today, over 25 years later. It was a truly formative experience for me, inspiring/influencing ideas throughout my life; Ms. Le Guin holds a very special place in my being.

    2. Adam Rubinstein on February 28, 2016

      Ever since I read Dancing at the Edge of the World, I've felt like even her most banal thoughts are a treasure. She finds all the most remarkable truths in the most overlooked places. Thank you so much for making this (also gorgeous-looking) film.