Nature: Through Her Eyes Festival

Festival in Perpignan — October 18, 2019 until October 21, 2019

The VII Academy is host­ing a spe­cial event cel­e­brat­ing and high­light­ing women’s roles in sto­ry­telling about nature and the envi­ron­ment, includ­ing writ­ers, pho­tog­ra­phers, film­mak­ers, as well as cam­era and sound oper­a­tors. We will be explor­ing what a fem­i­nine per­spec­tive means to women, what they bring in their art and why it is impor­tant for soci­ety as a whole. We will be giv­ing space for women’s ideas and work that are inno­v­a­tive and impor­tant for all audi­ences to see.

Duration

4 Days

Venue

Hôtel Pams

18 Rue Emile Zola
66000 Perpignan (Fra)

Image by Meredith Meeks

The VII Academy is host­ing a spe­cial event cel­e­brat­ing and high­light­ing women’s roles in sto­ry­telling about nature and the envi­ron­ment, includ­ing writ­ers, pho­tog­ra­phers, film­mak­ers, as well as cam­era and sound oper­a­tors. We will be explor­ing what a fem­i­nine per­spec­tive means to women, what they bring in their art and why it is impor­tant for soci­ety as a whole. We will be giv­ing space for women’s ideas and work that are inno­v­a­tive and impor­tant for all audi­ences to see.

The fes­ti­val will be held in the dynam­ic city of Perpignan, France from October 18-21st, 2019. Presenters hail from the media, lit­er­a­ture, acad­e­mia and research, and legal and com­mer­cial worlds. Programming will include pro­fes­sion­al work­shops, sem­i­nars, film screen­ings, and men­tor­ing.

Admission is free and cer­tain events will be open to the pub­lic.
Please go to naturethroughhereyes.com to reg­is­ter to attend.

Image of Shannon Benson film­ing rhi­nos by Russell MacLaughlin

Schedule

A full pro­gram can be seen at: naturethroughhereyes.com/en/program

Special pre­sen­ters

SophieD

Sophie Darlington

London, United Kingdom

BAFTA & mul­ti award-winning nat­ur­al his­to­ry film­mak­er and Director of Photography for Disney, BBC Earth, Netflix, and more, speak­ing on “Women in the Field, Barriers and Solutions.”

AratiK

Arati Kumar-Rao

Bangalore, India

National Geographic Explorer and inde­pen­dent envi­ron­men­tal pho­tog­ra­ph­er, writer, and artist speak­ing on the pan­el “A Feminine Perspective in Pictures.”

Faith

Faith Briggs

Portland, USA

Our Keynote speak­er will dis­cuss the chal­leng­ing his­to­ry of sto­ry­telling about the land and how to empow­er his­tor­i­cal­ly mar­gin­al­ized com­mu­ni­ties by refram­ing these nar­ra­tives.

Eden

Eden Robinson

British Columbia, Canada

Prize win­ning Haisla/Heiltsuk author speak­ing on the pan­el “Writing Nature – From a Female POV – How it Could Save the World.”

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