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
A full program can be seen at: naturethroughhereyes.com/en/program
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.”
National Geographic Explorer and independent environmental photographer, writer, and artist speaking on the panel “A Feminine Perspective in Pictures.”
Our Keynote speaker will discuss the challenging history of storytelling about the land and how to empower historically marginalized communities by reframing these narratives.
British Columbia, Canada
Prize winning Haisla/Heiltsuk author speaking on the panel “Writing Nature – From a Female POV – How it Could Save the World.”