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Gryphon Productions

Works: 45 works in 104 publications in 1 language and 1,443 library holdings
Genres: Experimental films  Short films  Silent films  History  Surrealist films  Film adaptations  Anthology films  Abstract films  Documentary films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.A1, 791.4375
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Most widely held works about Gryphon Productions
Most widely held works by Gryphon Productions
Avant-garde. experimental cinema, 1922-1954( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long before home video there flourished an alternative cinema culture on college campuses and around art theaters, where foreign film fare was often accompanied by a short subject. As reliable 16mm film equipment became available to non-professionals, artists independent of film centers began experimenting with cinema. Serious film societies sprang up in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, holding semi-private screenings of non-commercial artistic films. For years, these pictures have been exhibited only in infrequent museum screenings, if at all. This collection is of mainly American pictures, principally one-man artistic endeavors made from little more than an artist's desire to express feelings with a camera
Avant-garde. experimental cinema, 1928-1954( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally produced as individual silent or sound motion pictures in the United States, Germany, and France, these seventeen short films epitomize the development of experimental film from the 1920's through the 1950's. The films are drawn from the collection assembled by Raymond Rohauer, one of the nation's foremost proponents of experimental cinema, founder of the Hollywood Film Society, and longtime programmer at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles. Rohauer helped preserve and promote avant-garde cinema, and these films from his personal archive are some of the most influential and eclectic short films made during the 20th Century
The Spirit of the mask( Visual )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary explores the spiritual and psychological powers of the masks used by Northwest Coast native peoples. It features dramatic, rarely-seen ceremonies as well as commentary by important Indian spiritual leaders, and relates how these traditions were historically repressed by Christian Europeans. The program also considers the role of masks in other cultures and examines the meaning of tribal art both to indigenous cultures and to the contemporary West
Healing of nations( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on cultural revival in native American and Canadian communities. The film focuses on youth empowerment, the value of traditional ceremonies and teachings, and the impact these traditions are having on young native people
Peyote to LSD : a psychedelic odyssey( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plant Explorer Richard Evans Schultes was a real life Indiana Jones whose discoveries of hallucinogenic plants laid the foundation for the psychedelic sixties. Now in this two hour History Channel TV Special, his former student Wade Davis, follows in his footsteps to experience the discoveries that Schultes brought to the western world. Shot around the planet, from Canada to the Amazon, we experience rarely seen native hallucinogenic ceremonies and find out the true events leading up to the Psychedelic Sixties. Featuring author/adventurer Wade Davis ("Serpent and the Rainbow"), Dr. Andrew Weil, the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and many others, this program tells the story of the discovery of peyote, magic mushrooms and beyond: one man's little known quest to classify the Plants of the Gods. Richard Evans Schultes revolutionized science and spawned another revolution he never imagined."--IMDb plot summary written by Peter von Puttkamer
Avant-garde. experimental cinema, 1928-1954( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 17 experimental films continues Kino's tribute to the Rohauer Collection
Cry of the forgotten land( Visual )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses covertly obtained film footage to tell the story of the Moi people who live in Indonesia-controlled New guinea whose forests are being destroyed by international logging companies
Monster hunters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They rise out of our nightmares and into our world: monsters, demons. Since ancient times they've stalked us -- the dark dreams of our imaginations. But could they be more, could they actually exist? Around the world a band of explorers is now searching for real life monsters"--Container
Beyond the Shadows by Peter von Puttkamer( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about the far-reaching and emotionally devastating effects of residential/boarding schools on native Indians in Canada. Few knew about the sexual and physical abuse at the hands of nuns and priests who ran the institutions. Raises many issues for native Indians and provides tools for dealing with the trauma of the schools within their community
A Life Worth Living( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) Looks at the suicide issue amongst First Nations from a historical and culural perspective and presents positive examples of native-run programs. Shows aboriginal groups who incorporate traditional teachings and cultural values, raise suicide awareness through a cross-country walk, create youth programs and training-the-trainer workshops
Balance of Cultures( Visual )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) Today the native peoples of North America are living with two different medical and healing systems. This video looks at the different approaches. The program is designed to improve understanding between non-native health care workers and native people
Return of the River( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This documentary traces the amazing progress the Huu-ay-aht have made in their attempts to restore their river, culture and language--since embarking on this project in the early 1900's. Powerful and emotional film which shows how strong leadership and the will of the people, can move mountains ... and rivers."--Gryphon Production website
A lifetime of caring( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) Looks at difficult issues facing many seniors in many native communities, including different forms of elder abuse and neglect. Explores different ways communities can identify abuse and promotes ways of providing improved caregiver services
Journey Home: 1st Nations Living with HIV/AIDS( Visual )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promotes the positive treatment of aboriginal PHA's (persons with HIV/AIDS) living in urban, rural and remote communities. Provides examples of how friends and families and communities can support PHA's
First Nations Portraits( Visual )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents portraits of First Nation people
Heart of the People( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Compelling documentary about a river devastated by clear cut logging and the Huu-ay-aht people who want to bring it back to life. This moving program presents a new non-confrontational approach being taken by some Native People they are appealing to the Non-Native community to join in this restoration project so that the millions of salmon which once thrived will return to feed the future generations."--Gryphon Production website
One breath at a time : aboriginal people, tobacco and change( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on First Nations communities who are using progressive approaches in dealing with tobacco misuse. Featuring aboriginal tobacco experts, health professionals, community workshops and personal testimonials. This is one of the first videos to recognize the sacred role tobacco has played in First Nations communities for thousands of years, as well as social pressures affecting aboriginal people; the program acknowledges that getting people "to quit" often means empowering whole communities
A Mother's Choice( Visual )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The video examines the root causes of fetal alcohol syndrome from the perspective of native mothers. Focuses on an FAS support group whose members provide strong messages about drinking while pregnant
A Chance for Change( Visual )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts a young native man caught between the fast-paced world of the city streets, and his culture and family. We learn that there is more to AIDS prevention than the correct use of condoms: individuals must examine their own lifestyles and sexual practices and determine what changes might be necessary to ensure good health in their lives
Everyone Counts( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The misuse of prescription drugs is a problem that occurs in every part of society. Although studies have shown the the misuse of prescription drugs is no greater for aboriginal people than for anyone else, in some aboriginal communities, this problem has surfaced. In the community of Wagmatcook, Nova Scotia prescription drugs were finding their wat to youth on the street. This moving video tells the story of one community's efforts to control this prescription drug misuse. MicMac RCMP officer Stephen Gloade recognized the need for more cooperation between health and legal professionals. The video shows how the collaboration between doctors, pharmacists, drug and alcohol counselors, community health nurses and local law enforcement can help curb the problem of prescription drug misuse. Individuals in the program lay out a model for community cooperation: doctors prescribing fewer pills, improved communication between patents, doctors, pharmacists and law enforcement
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