An Australian woman and a French woman are boarding together in New York City in the middle of World War II. Both have their gaze turned outwards; one towards hope for a new world on the horizon, the other towards the insufferable present across the Atlantic. Neither of them entirely achieves what they are searching for.
One of the main side effects of the digital age and social media that is most often talked about is the ease with which people slip into heated and frequently hostile arguments with strangers. Simple Souls uses this phenomena as the starting point to explore ideas of meaning, happiness, satisfaction, and understanding in the modern world.
Catastrophic climate change is an inevitable reality and we’ve been biding our time for decades. Some people in society choose denial and avoidance and others, like the guerrilla gardeners, are choosing revolution. When Kat stumbles into their plans, they plant the seed for her to change her life.