Filmmaker Donna Read and
writer Starhawk formed Belili Productions after they completed their award-winning series
on Women and Spirituality, produced by the National Film Board
of Canada. (Goddess Remembered, The Burning Times, and
Full Circle) Sharing a similar vision, they both wanted to
continue their work together in making movies that raise consciousness
about issues affecting women and the earth.
2004, they completed a documentary on the life and work of Marija
Gimbutas. Signs Out of Time was the result. A labor of love, especially
after the death of Dr. Gimbutas in February 1994, this project was
made possible by the contributions of time and money given by hundreds
of individuals who believed in the importance of this documentary.
They went on to make a documentary and a number of short films on
permaculture, a system of ecological design that poses hopeful solutions
to our ecological crisis. Permaculture: The Growing Edge will be
released in November, 2010.
Donna and Starhawk continue to enjoy a long-lasting friendship and
delight in working together. They plan to continue to develop media
resources for permaculture and environmental education, using the
rich stores of footage in their archives.
Productions on YouTube:
-- a video that gives a taste of Reclaiming's spectacular annual
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