The Seal Woman

Based on an Inuit fairy tale, the Seal Woman (also call Selkie in Scottish, Irish and Faroese folkore) is a story about separation, autonomy and accepting a loved one's leaving.

The story is about an old man discovering, one night, a group of seal women dancing naked without their seel skins. Attracted by their beauty, he watches, then decides to steal one of the skins. Forced to stay on the ground, the seal woman lives with him and gives birth to a son. But years after years, the seal woman gets weaker and sicker. Soon her son realizes that his mother needs to go back to the ocean. Stealing the seal skin back, he helps his mother to leave, even if that means never seing her again.