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Johansson, Signe

Works: 52 works in 115 publications in 2 languages and 612 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Internet videos  Biography  Interviews  Biographical films  Conference papers and proceedings  Church history 
Roles: Producer, Author, Performer, Other
Classifications: BL473.5, 200.82
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Publications about Signe Johansson
Publications by Signe Johansson
Most widely held works by Signe Johansson
Behind the veil--nuns by Gloria Demers( visu )
11 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Parts 1 and 2 together, record from a global perspective, the turbulent history and remarkable achievements of women in religion, from pre-Christian Celtic communities to the radical sisters of the 1980s. Part 2 reviews the few exceptional periods when women have played a dominant role in religious life, e.g. in pre-Christian Celtic religions and the Middle Ages. Illustrates the development of male dominance in the Church, and how nuns actively question the Church's male hierarchy
The Burning times ( visu )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
" ... an in-depth look at the witch hunts that swept through Europe just a few hundred years ago. False accusations and trials led to massive torture and burnings at the stake, and ultimately to the destruction of an organic way of life. The film advances the theory that widespread violence against women and the neglect of our environment today can be tracked back to those times."--Container
Listening for something-- : Adrienne Rich and Dionne Brand in conversation ( visu )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Dionne Brand and Adrienne read their poetry and talk to each other about their lives, their views of the politics and culture that influence their writings and other poets that have influenced their work
Women in the shadows ( visu )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Filmed on location in Saskatchewan from the Qu'Appelle Valley to Hudson Bay, the documentary traces the filmmaker's quest for her Native foremothers in spite of the reluctance to speak about Native roots on the part of her relatives. The film articulates Métis women's experience with racism in both current and historical context, and examines the forces that pushed them into the shadows
Motherland : tales of wonder ( visu )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
"In Motherland, Helene Klodawsky embarks on a journey beyond our society's myths and misconceptions of motherhood; beyond the gleaming images of mothering and homemaking depicted in North American media"--Videocassette container
Goddess Remembered ( visu )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
This documentary examines pre-Christian goddess-worshiping religions. Incorporating the work of archaeologist Marija Gimbutas, art historian Merlin Stone, and scholars Jean Bolen, Charlene Spretnak and Starhawk, it offers insights into these ancient cultures and explores the contemporary women's spirituality movement inspired by them. Links the loss of goddess-centered societies with today's environmental crisis
Democracy à la Maude ( visu )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
This video chronicles some of the recent battles Maude Barlow, one of Canada's most prominent social activists, has faced. She has fought Canada's change from a tradition of compassion to the winner-take-all philosophy driving the global economy. Her crusade for social justice and economic sovereignty as head of the 100,00 nmember, Council of Canadians has won Barlow wide-spread admiration
Women and spirituality : the goddess trilogy ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Exploration of the history, repression and resurgence of the women's spirituality movement
Kathleen Shannon : film, feminism and other dreams ( visu )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
"This inspiring portrait depicts the life of film pioneer Kathleen Shannon, the founder of Studio D at the National Film Board of Canada. Founded to fund and produce films by women filmmakers, Studio D trained and nurtured women filmmakers and showcased women's perspectives on all social issues for more than 22 years."
A Mother and daughter on abortion ( visu )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
An open ended discussion between a mother and a daughter, both of whom had previously had abortions --the mother, when there were no facilities and support for women who decided on abortion and the daughter, when there "supposedly" was a support system. Both talk frankly about their decisions, their feelings and their right to choose
Faithful women by World Council of Churches( visu )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the proceedings of an interfaith conference of women held in Toronto, Ont. in 1988 and sponsored by the World Council of Churches
Working nights ( visu )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Six Quebec women speak about working the night-shift
L'Avortement, histoire secrète by Jacques Faure( visu )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Une enquête sur les réalités culturelles et historiques de la pratique de l'avortement à travers le monde. Tourné en Irlande, en Thailande, au Pérou, en Colombie et au Canada, le film révèle comment cet acte transcende la race, la religion et les classes sociales et donne aux femmes, d'ou qu'elles soient, l'occasion de faire entendre leur voix. Un film qui revendique pour les femmes le droit à des soins médicaux surs
Too dirty for a woman ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
In Labrador City, Newfoundland, women have been hired by the Iron Ore Company as truck drivers, engineers, laborers, geologists, warehouse workers, machinists, and mechanics. Living in a company town, they are pioneers in their own community. The women talk about their non-traditional jobs, their new feelings of independence, and how their families' lives have been affected. One of the consequences is that husbands now share household chores. There are, however, obstacles to be overcome before women can apply for a job, such as the scarcity of daycare facilities and a lack of public transportation. Strong visuals show women at work driving a 130-tonne truck, surveying a blast pattern for a drill, or acting as the first female foreman, alias foreperson
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