Finalist Award -Moondance Intl. Film Festival
"Highly Recommended! 'Must viewing' for women and men. It is part of the Goddess story; it is part of women reconnecting with the Divine Feminine; it is about women having a positive image of themselves, their bodies and cycles; Click for more
A combined version of Women Bringing Forth Change: A Spiritual Trilogy is available.
1. Bloodtime - Claiming the Territory
"Highly Recommended. A beautifully done, emotionally-evocative and very informative documentary about repressed sources of women's wisdom, rituals and power that flow from an embodied Goddess spirituality." -Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., author of Crossing to Avalon and Goddesses in Every Woman
1. Bloodtime - Claiming the Territory brings to light the ironies embedded in a culture that seems simultaneously repelled by, yet drawn to, images of blood in television shows, movies and video games. Archival segments, still images and live-action footage interweave with commentaries that evolve an appreciation for these contradictions. Women pay homage to their blood, identifying their own associations with and attitudes toward blood, noting where they are on the life-cycle continuum, bringing the very subject into the light, and suggesting that an embrace of the feminine is the needed return to wholeness.
2. Moontime - Celebrating the Blessing
"Highly Recommended. Women's mysteries are blood mysteries, for women bleed without dying. This program dives deep into the mystery. Look if you dare, learn if you will." -Susun Weed, author of New Menopausal Years: The Wise Woman Way
2. Moontime - Celebrating the Blessing incorporates documentary content and visually poetic elements to celebrate a girl's entrance into womanhood. It shifts the meaning of the cyclical nature of blood in women's lives from merely a biological event, menstruation, to one that empowers women spiritually. It explores the Native American tradition of the Moon Lodge, how attitudes of patriarchy have impacted girl empowerment and girl self-esteem, and how creating individual rituals may cause a shift in cultural attitudes and practices.
3. Dreamtime - Creating Art and Ritual
"Highly Recommended. We are reminded, elegantly and generously, how rites of passage can support our transitions, and why values of the feminine are being recalled, revalued and put to work." -Karen Hawthorne Ph.D., Alliant Intl. University
3. Dreamtime - Creating Art and Ritual depicts the expressive arts' movement and body politics as we see how women are using art-making and personalized or invented rituals to honor their bodies and celebrate themselves and the life passage events in their lives. These activities are seen as gateways to empowerment, and personal and spiritual transformation. By using the imagination and expressing through art and ritual the women mark the milestone events as they cross the various thresholds of their lives and chart the pathways to becoming more vocal leaders and healers of the world. Viewers are advised that Dreamtime includes images of nudity. 2009 CA 116 min.
Also See: Menopause: Approaching the 14th Moon; How to Live Through Menopause
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