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'Sisters of the Wilderness' - Empowerment and leadership development using the power of wild Nature is the subject of a new documentary and social impact project
A project about Women’s empowerment and leadership development; and the value of wilderness to our wellbeing are observed through the individual and collective stories of the women and their guides.
The project which has a long term social impact vision aims to re-connect audiences with Nature in the light of the growing disconnection between man and Nature; and the deteriorating state of the planet. The global impact plan includes the development of a multi-platform immersive audience engagement experience which will combine an interactive website, app, virtual reality and a multimedia art installation. Isabel has been asked to be one of the characters in the documentary as one of the faciliators and mentors to the young women taking part in this project!
STORYLINE: "A group of young women from disadvantaged background aspire to elevate themselves beyond challenging life conditions. They embark on a life-changing journey, within and without, into the wilderness of Zululand where they experience true wild nature for the first time. Accompanied by experienced female wilderness guides, they walk and sleep in big game country, totally surrounded by free roaming wild animals such as elephants, rhinos and lions. Exposed to the elements, and carrying on their back all they need for the journey, they have to cope with emotional and physical challenges, and learn the practical skills of survival in the wilderness. They hope that the wilderness experience will strengthen them and give them a fresh insight and wisdom that will enhance their personal growth and also make them a force for good in their communities. Women’s empowerment and leadership development, human interconnectedness with nature and the value of wilderness to our well-being are observed through the individual and collective stories of the women and their guides."