Signs Out Of Time
READ (PRODUCER, EDITOR, DIRECTOR) - has
been working in the film industry since the 1960s. She was one of
the original team of women who formed and shaped Studio D, the award-winning
women's studio of the National Film Board of Canada.
is best known for her trilogy of films "WOMEN AND SPIRITUALITY"
which she directed, edited and co-produced with the National Film
Board of Canada. "GODDESS REMEMBERED"(1990), "THE
BURNING TIMES"(1991), and "FULL CIRCLE"(1992), have
been well-received all over North America winning eight major awards
for best long documentary. The films have been in the top ten sales
and rentals of both Canadian and American distributors since their
release, and have seen a number of national television broadcasts.
received the Margaret Fuller-Henry David Thoreau Award from the
Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans for her outstanding contribution
to the increased understanding of Contemporary Pagan and Earth-centered
Spirituality, and its development within Unitarian Universalism.
other NFB credits as a director include "ADAM'S WORLD"
which was chosen to open the 1991 global conference on the environment
at the United Nations in New York. Donna was Associate Director
and Editor on "STOLEN MOMENTS" a feature documentary on
the history and repression of lesbians and "CHILDREN OF THE
SUN" about the ecosystems of the painted turtle. She also edited
two hour-long productions, "THE ANATOMY OF DESIRE", a
documentation of the medicalization of homosexuality, for which
she received a Juno award for editing.
Great Atlantic and Pacific Film Company, she formed has produced
a number of films, including the acclaimed "MASK AND DRUM",
an unusual look at Inuit art. This film has been shown in museums
and galleries all across the United States, Canada and Europe and
has garnered a number of awards, including first prize at the London
International Film Festival, (l975). TEMAGAMI - A Journey Through
Rites of Passage, done in 2000 looks at teenagers need for wilderness
and has been a catalyst for change for many young people at risk
and has had a number of network broadcasts.
(PRODUCER, WRITER) - is the author or
coauthor of ten books including The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of
the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess, long considered the
essential text for the Neo-Pagan movement; and the now-classic ecotopian
novel, The Fifth Sacred Thing. Her latest book is The
Earth Path - Grounding Our Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature (2005).
award-winning collection of her recent political writings, Webs
of Power: Notes from the Global Uprising (2002), has been credited
with helping the global justice movement find and define itself.
Starhawk's other books include: Dreaming The Dark; Magic, Sex,
and Politics; Truth or Dare: Encounters with Power, Authority
and Mystery; Walking to Mercury; The Pagan Book of
Living and Dying, with Reclaiming and M. Macha NightMare; Circle
Round: Raising Children in the Goddess Tradition; with Anne
Hill and Diane Baker; and The Twelve Wild Swans: A Journey to
the Realm of Magic, Healing, and Action, with Hilary Valentine.
Starhawk's works have been translated into German, Danish, Dutch,
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Japanese. Her essays have
been reprinted across the world, and included in numerous anthologies
and college curricula.
Starhawk teaches Earth Activist Training intensive seminars that
combine permaculture design, effective activism, and earth-based
is co-founder of Reclaiming,
a highly influential branch of modern Pagan religion that combine
activism with earth-based spirituality and healing, offering classes,
intensives, public rituals, and training in the Goddess tradition
and magical activism across the U.S., Canada and Europe.
and Donna Read traveled together to the occupied territories of
Palestine to document conditions and participate in nonviolent peace
actions with the International Solidarity Movement.
Starhawk's website can be found at www.starhawk.org
DUKAKIS (NARRATOR) - was a good friend
of Marija Gimbutas. She is the American actress best known for her
performance in Moonstruck (1987), for which she received
an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Her first love was the theatre
where she continues to work on Broadway and in various regional
theatres across the country. Her memoir Ask Me Again Tomorrow:
A life in Progress, was published in 2003. A bio for Olympia
can be found at www.imdb.com/name/nm0001156/
READ (DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY) - brings a seasoned eye and hand to his work on Signs
Out Of Time. Nash has worked in the Canadian film industry for 30
years. His credits as a cameraman include 13 films he shot while
working at the National Film Board of Canada, as well as a number
of small independent productions in Montreal.
(COMPOSER) is based within Turkish, Arabic, Balkan, Persian, Medieval
European, and Indian musical traditions, creating original evocative
soundscapes that are now considered to be a new model in contemporary
world music. They express a passion and devotion to the soul of
these cultures, with original and traditional compositions.
As Stellamara's core are vocalist/percussionist Sonja Drakulich
and mult-instrumentalist Gari Hegada and cellist Rufus Cappadocia.
Their music features other musicians including Arabic and Balkan
percussionists Tobias Roberson and Faisal Zedan, clarinet and ney
player Peter Jaques and violinist Briana Waters.
Their website can be found at www.stellamara.com
CUNNINGHAM (ANIMATOR) lives in Australia and has a number of animated
films to her credit. Julie's first animated short Double X,
was shown in theatres across the United States and Canada with screenings
of Goddess Remembered.
WOGNUM FRANCES, M.F.A.(COVER ART),
is an aware-winning artist working in mixed media, including painting,
metalwork, textiles and woodwork. Her artwork has been shown since
1970 in numerous international museums and galleries, including
the American craft museum in New York and the Corcoran Gallery and
Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.