Ensoulment is an encounter with young filmmaker Lorís Simón Salum as she struggles to explain the feminine, according to psychologist Carl Jung’s theories. She interviews authors and leaders including Dr. James Hollis, Dr. Abigail Disney, Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, Dr. Cynthia Eller and Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling, amongst others, to broaden her perspective about what the feminine is and how it takes place in Western culture. What starts out as an attempt to make a film, ends in a search of meaning, belonging and the path back to her true self.
About the Author:
Lorís Simón Salum
Lorís Simón Salum (Mexico City, 1988) graduated from Rice University with a BA in Psychology. Shortly after, she joined Literal Magazine where she wrote, directed and co-produced the documentary feature, Ensoulment: A Diverse Analysis of the Feminine in Western Culture. After numerous awards and worldwide screenings, Lorís compiled the full interviews from the film, in addition to new ones, and created the anthology Ensoulment: An Exploration of the Feminine in Western Culture which was published by Chiron Publications in 2017. Lorís continued working with Literal and founded the organization's own international short film festival, Literally Short Film Festival. In 2016 she earned a Business Certification from Columbia University in New York City. Currently Lorís works as director and programmer at Literally Short; she enjoys chocolate, movies, and deeply believes that dogs are people too.