The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

When a woman is bedridden by a mysterious pathogen, a snail unexpectedly takes up residence on her nightstand. An interspecies relationship unfolds as the two share a journey of survival and resilience. Their captivating, graceful explorations expand the boundaries of the bedroom. An intimate true story, adapted from the book.

Filmmaker: Elisabeth Tova Bailey

Running Time: 15 mins

Language: English

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Elisabeth Tova Bailey

Elisabeth Tova Bailey is an author and first-time filmmaker living in Maine. The Sound of a Wild Snail Eatingis adapted from her award-winning nonfiction memoir of the same title, which has been published in twelve countries. Bailey has received the William Saroyan International Prize for Nonfiction, the John Burroughs Medal Award for Distinguished Natural History, a National Outdoor Book Award in Natural History Literature, several Pushcart Prize nominations, and a Notable Essay Listing in Best American Essays.