Saturday, March 13, 2010

Docs by Women


At the beginning of this week I blogged about International Women's Day and reflected briefly on the Canadian experience for women, what happens around our world, and the role of religion. Since then I received an email from the National Film Board with links to ten films made by women on a variety of subjects. You can watch any or all of them, some of which I have already seen. The one called The Burning Times, on medieval witch hunts, is intriguing because it examines the repressive approach of the church toward independent women. Not long ago I mentioned a novel about the Beguines called The Owl Killers. In that story the women are careful about what they do so they won't be accused of witchcraft. Not exactly a cheerful subject, but part of our history.

Take a look at the ten titles:

6 comments:

Laurie said...

Thanks! I had missed a couple of these.

lionlamb said...

Isn't it great that we can now watch them online.

Laurie said...

If I like them or they have something different to offer I usually end up buying them. That way I can lend them out and other people can see them. Our house hold has around 3500 DVD's right now. My son buys a lot of them and stores them here. If you are ever looking for one chances are we have it.

Deborah Laforet said...

I am right in the middle of "Owl Killers." Thanks for the recommendation. It's an exciting read.

As for the movies, I will definitely ook into them. Laurie, what would be the shipping costs to Saskatchewan??

Laurie said...

Deb - A little pricey to ship to Saskatchewan!
I am driving through in the summer, thought I would take in one of your services - where are you?

Deborah Laforet said...

I am off the number one highway, about an hour and half south east of Regina, in a little town called Stoughton. I hope you're driving through in August. We will be on our way to Ontario during July. We would love to have company. My e-mail address is sophiawisdom73@hotmail.com.