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Gryphon Productions

Overview
Works: 39 works in 70 publications in 1 language and 1,338 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Drama  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.A1, 791.4375
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gryphon Productions
Avant-garde. experimental cinema, 1928-1954 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 376 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
Avant-garde. experimental cinema, 1922-1954 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 324 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
The Spirit of the mask ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 255 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 spriritual 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
Peyote to LSD a psychedelic odyssey ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 107 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
Cry of the forgotten land ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 53 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 42 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
Healing of nations cultural revival in the Native Indian communities by Peter von Puttkamer( Visual )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All across the country, Native American youth are being introduced to traditional teachings and ceremonies in an attempt to empower and motivate them. It provides positive models and attainable solutions to some of the most critical problems facing them, including substance abuse, high drop-out rates, and low self-esteem
Beyond the shadows by Peter von Puttkamer( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary about the far reaching and emotionally devastating effects of residential/boarding schools on native Indians in Canada
A life worth living ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 16 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
A balance of cultures ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 15 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 11 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 Mother's choice ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the root causes of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome among aboriginal mothers. The video focuses on a support group that provides a strong message about drinking while pregnant
A Lifetime of caring ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary about the changing of traditional roles for First Nations elders. The film looks at the issues facing seniors in aboriginal communities. It provides advice for health care professionals, aboriginal seniors, hospitals and groups seeking to improve the quality of life for aboriginal seniors
The masks of culture ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary which explores the ceremonial and cultural importance of masks, primarily among the cultures of the Kwakiutl and Nootka Indians of British Columbia. The program uses both historical and contemporary examples
Journey home First Nations living with HIV/AIDS ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(Producer) In Canada, First Nation communities are struggling to come to terms with HIV and AIDS. Examines issues facing three First Nations PHAs (Persons living with HIV or AIDS) in three different community settings including urban and rural communities. It is hoped the video will combat fear and ignorance of HIV/AIDS by presenting communities and leaders who have decided to treat PHAs as equal and participating members of society instead of persons to be feared
Healing of nations ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary on cultural revival in Native American communities, the film focuses on youth empowerment and the value of traditional ceremonies and teachings and the impact these traditions are having on young native People. Co-produced with native cultural educator George Amiotte, this production is presented and spoken in the words of native spiritual leaders
A lifetime of caring ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 6 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
Heart of the people ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 5 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
First nations portraits ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents portraits of First Nation people
Lyme disease more than a tick ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains the history of Lyme disease and how it is transmitted to humans by ticks. Describes several case histories, symptoms and the difficulties of diagnosis
 
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