Childhood curiosity can build a lifelong passion for the natural world. What is special about women’s connection to the wild? And what can their unique vision teach us all?
The women in this film fell in love with the spectacle of nature as kids, but social perceptions and stereotypes often prevented them from furthering their relationships with the wild. This episode shows how nature is a place for women too and how important it is that they claim that space. The beauty and freedom that women have found in the natural world, has led them to champion its protection.
A Hopi Indian proverb says, “Those who tell the stories rule the world.” Many of nature’s greatest champions are women. Can their storytelling help restore balance to a troubled world?
This episode explores what story telling about nature from a feminine point of view might be. How a feminine perspective on experience can be used to explore areas of the natural world that we have not given much consideration in the past, how it might also be a way of getting access to a closed society or experience.
Our stories of the wilderness have traditionally been told by white men. But in recent decades pioneering women have overcome external and internal obstacles to make their voices heard.
Does society allow women to tell stories about nature and wildlife? To be able to do so, they need access. This film in the series focuses on the obstacles faced by women story tellers. Sorority and female friendships mean women today are helping each other through the door and with the stakes concerning the environment as high as they are, we have never been at a more critical time to ensure that stories about the natural world must reach out and engage all segments of the population.
Perspective is everything, and through the eyes and words of some of the greatest female cinematographers and photographers, we see a dazzling vision of the natural world. How did these remarkable women discover their passion for wildlife? Do women tell stories differently than men? What obstacles did our principals have to overcome, and what partnerships have they formed to bring their enduring vision to us?
This CuriosityStream original series features exclusive interviews with the women behind the images combined with spectacular wildlife footage to illuminate our relationship with the natural world as never before. From Anne Innis Dagg, 86 years old and the ‘Jane Goodall’ of Giraffes and to the young filmmaker Eshika Fyzee, who is just starting out with a film about Himalayan bears, these remarkable artists come from a diverse range of backgrounds and visual experiences. They speak candidly about their work, the different ways they photograph, write and film, and the hurdles they have had to overcome.