Directed by Molly Kreuzman • Documentary • 2018 • 74 minutes
EARTH SEASONED...#GapYear is the inspiring story of five young urban women who spend a gap year between high school and college living semi-primitively in a remote mountainside wilderness in Oregon. Told mainly through the story of Tori Davis, a teenager with learning difficulties, the film chronicles the group's four seasons in the woods as part of the Caretaker nature program. As the seasons succeed, the group has to adapt to what the wilderness provides and to what it withholds.
Through lyrical live action footage and smartly paced animation, the film reveals how separately and together the girls learn ancient skills of craftsmanship and teamwork and forge deep powers of resilience and self-reliance. EARTH SEASONED has essential messages about talent, compassion and community and about the real conditions for human flourishing.
"Viewers will be inspired and uplifted."—Carol Holzberg, Booklist