Yesterday, Women and Hollywood featured Biophilia amongst a handful of female-helmed films rightfully tackling the issue of resilience in the aftermath of America’s new administration.

At its surface, “Biophilia” follows Rachel, a female farmer, as she becomes determined to prove herself after a sheep dies under her care, but Marina Michelson’s psychological thriller sounds as though it will feature many layers. The project tackles issues of sustainability and climate change “with a decidedly feminist bent.” By doing so, this film aims to “make a visceral, visually resonant film that honors the work of living off the land… and immerse the audience in a woman’s experience.”Find out how you can help this film “buzz with life and smell of sweat” by checking it out on Seed&Spark.

On the eve of the Oscars, we are thinking about these words from the incomparable Geena Davis, whose Institute on Gender in Media works diligently to increase female representation in Hollywood: “We have it in our heads that women only need to take up a certain amount of space and then we’ve done right by them. It’s the same in every profession. We get a handful of women professors, a few female board members – that looks normal.” 

Thank you for being a part of the change you want to see, and for sharing this film with your like-minded friends. With just under 2 weeks to go, we can use all the help we can get to keep this fire burning.

Hugs, love, and gratitude for following along.

– The Women Behind Biophilia

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