The Gods of Our Fathers

The Gods of Our Fathers

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"Human nature" is not fixed. We can, and do, reshape ourselves every time we change our culture. Nor is there anything natural or innate in male domination. In ancient Egyptian villages along the Nile, The Gods of Our Fathers explores the evolution of patriarchy as one effective way of organizing mass societies. The patriarchal order was not inevitable--it was merely functional. But the world is different now, and it's time to find alternatives to hierarchies and militarization.

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The Gods of Our Fathers, Anne Henderson, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Anne Henderson
  • producer
    Marrin Canell
    Catherine Mullins
    Kent Martin
    Bob Culbert
    Mark Starowicz
    Darce Fardy
  • executive producer
    Catherine Mullins
    Stephen Low
  • script
    Gwynne Dyer
  • cinematography
    Kent Nason
  • sound
    Philippe Scultéty
    Dominique Chartrand
  • editing
    Anne Henderson
    Yurij Luhovy
  • re-recording
    Hans Peter Strobl
  • music
    Osvaldo Montes
  • host
    Gwynne Dyer