Goddess Remembered

This documentary is a salute to 35,000 years of the goddess-worshipping religions of the ancient past. The film features Merlin Stone, Carol Christ, Luisah Teish and Jean Bolen, all of whom link the loss of goddess-centric societies with today's environmental crisis. This is the first part of a 3-part series that includes The Burning Times and Full Circle.

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  • SierraBloom

    “This film is a MOST accurate account of HER-story. You will only find patriarchal violence in the war filled HIS-story books supplied to schools. It is no surprise that males are disgruntled over this film's exposee of TRUTH, as they have a need to dominate by might is right, as we see all over this poor suffering patriarchally abused world. ” — SierraBloom, 21 Dec 2012

  • mkoole

    “This is a paragraph from an essay I wrote about this film: With respect to the importance of feminism, this film portrays it and feminist archaeology in a rather faulty manner. At the beginning of the film, today’s society was portrayed as highly degraded as a result of ignorance of the goddess and the change to a male-oriented religion. Also that agriculture and the domestication of animals were a construct of feminine influence and not that of both men and women. Then later, the change from an egalitarian to a hierarchical and war-based society was attributed to men taking over the way of life; how the conqueror has replaced the nurturer. Granted this film does have its good points, the amount of bias it contains remains prevalent. It is difficult to follow along when men are being blamed for all of the bad things suggested by the women and the narrator. Instead of promoting the importance of the feminine figure in past and present societies and how they worked with their opposite sex, they indirectly established a further distinction between men and women.” — mkoole, 11 Oct 2012

  • boviscopofobia

    “I would like to see this film but my english is not enough. Is there a version with english subtitles?I think I will understand better the film if I can read the english text. Thank you” — boviscopofobia, 6 Jun 2012

  • kruscito

    “@bustosdomec -- unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be any Spanish subtitles available on the DVD. Sorry!” — kruscito, 14 Mar 2012

  • bustosdomec

    “I really love this amazing film! I wonder if this documentary dvd comes with spanish subtitles? Because I want to show it to my students in Costa Rica. Can anyone tell me if this DVD comes with spanish extra subtitles? Thank you. ” — bustosdomec, 14 Mar 2012

  • DrJackDempsey

    “Powerfully filmed, spoken, scored and organized---I hope every citizen of Earth comes to see this film. We need desperately what it knows and shows. Fellow Westerners may like to know much more of the Minoans of Crete through discoveries of their lunar/solar calendar system (which makes their symbols, religion and extraordinary society freshly understandable)---see "Calendar House: Clues to Minoan Time from Knossos Labyrinth" at ANCIENTLIGHTS.ORG” — DrJackDempsey, 18 Jan 2012

  • Ravenssnowdance

    “ Thank You. 10 Feb 20ll ” — Ravenssnowdance, 11 Apr 2011

  • Ginger

    “I'm not trying to take away from this meeting/conference, but, what of all the wymon who are living ordinary lives? What about us? I have raised 7, yes, seven, children. What about us? ” — Ginger, 10 Feb 2011

  • kangaroo2

    “My friend has long told me to see this. I think it's beautifully conceived and presented. It's a little frightening to see the erosion of a society at harmony with itself and the natural world, that does not proclaim: Be fruitful and subdue the earth. ” — kangaroo2, 31 Jan 2011

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Film Credits

director
Donna Read
producer
Margaret Pettigrew
Signe Johansson
script
D.C. Blade
Donna Read
Gloria Demers
photography
Susan Trow
sound
Diane Carrière
editing
Donna Read
Judith Merritt
sound editing
Jackie Newell
re-recording
Jean-Pierre Joutel
narrator
Martha Henry
music
Loreena McKennitt

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