Through film, Vilan Le is not only capturing memories of her life in the outdoors, but she's creating a sense of nostalgia while also giving tribute to the people and places who have helped shape her art.
Shannon Butler is the quintessential jack-of-all-trades. From fermenting, to baking, to climbing, her varied life passions are all woven from a deep love of science and teaching. After meeting Shannon, I was amazed by how these passions expressed themselves in virtually everything she did. I knew I wanted to meet Shannon after Emily beamed about one of her graduate school projects where she studied bird behavior using robotic birds, (which yes, she made).
Ten months ago, Emily was going through an existential crisis. As her sister, I listened while she questioned her path and feared her future. I kid you not, she almost convinced herself into quitting her tech job and moving to Antarctica (honestly would not have been a bad idea). After many laughs and too many tears, Sisterly was created.