Introducing Cassandra to Modern Women Through Films
Who is Cassandra?
In Greek mythology, Cassandra was a Prophetess, a Seer. She was given the gift of prophecy by the god Apollo. But when she reneged on her end of the bargain, he cursed her such that her prophecies would not be believed. It was her fate to know what disasters were coming and be unable to avert them.
Laurie Layton Schapira is a filmmaker as well as a Jungian psychoanalyst. Her life’s work has been focused on lifting the patriarchal curse on feminine intuition so that the modern Cassandra can be believed. In this day and age, we can not afford to disbelieve.