Goddess Remembered

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Goddess Remembered
Goddess Remembered (film).jpg
Directed by Donna Read
Produced by Margaret Pettigrew
Signe Johansson
Studio D, National Film Board of Canada
Starring Starhawk
Charlene Spretnak
Susan Griffin
Carol Christ
Luisah Teish
Kim Chernin
Mary Tallmountain
Jean Bolen
Elena Featherstone
Shekinah Mountainwater
Merlin Stone
Music by Loreena McKennitt
Cinematography Susan Trow
Distributed by National Film Board of Canada
Release date
  • 1989 (1989)
Running time
54 min., 29 sec.
Country Canada
Language English

Goddess Remembered is a 1989 Canadian documentary on the Goddess movement and feminist theories surrounding Goddess worship in Old European culture according to Marija Gimbutas, and Merlin Stone's When God Was a Woman.

This poetic documentary is a salute to 35 000 years of "pre-history," to the values of ancestors only recently remembered, and to the goddess-worshipping religions of the ancient past. Goddess Remembered features Merlin Stone, Carol Christ, Luisah Teish, Starhawk, Charlene Spretnak, and Jean Shinoda Bolen, who link the loss of goddess-centred societies with today's environmental crisis. They propose a return to the belief in an interconnected life system, with respect for the earth and the female, as fundamental to our survival.

Goddess Remembered is the first film in the National Film Board of Canada's Women and Spirituality series, followed by The Burning Times.[1]

The main theme of the film, composed by Loreena McKennitt, was released as the track "Ancient Pines" on her album Parallel Dreams.


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