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Johansson, Signe

Overview
Works: 43 works in 88 publications in 2 languages and 599 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Biography  Documentary films  Conference proceedings  Case studies  Fiction  Juvenile works  Church history  Humor 
Roles: Producer, Performer
Classifications: BL473.5, 299
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Signe Johansson
Publications by Signe Johansson
Most widely held works by Signe Johansson
Behind the veil--nuns ( visu )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Addresses the concern of Catholic nuns existing within a paternalistic church hierarchy. Looks to Christianity's past to review women's religious status and shows the role played by modern nuns
The Burning times by National Film Board of Canada( visu )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and French and held by 67 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
Abortion stories from north and south ( visu )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and French and held by 57 libraries worldwide
This program visits Ireland, England, Japan, Canada, Columbia, and Peru to identify and probe legal and religious factors, in addition to the feelings, attitudes, and solutions regarding unwanted pregnancy, abortion, and contraception. Includes residents' comments, accompanied by narration
Listening for something-- Adrienne Rich and Dionne Brand in conversation ( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 52 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 )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
This intensely personal documentary follows First Nations writer and filmmaker Christine Welsh as she embarks on an extraordinary physical and spiritual journey in search of her Métis foremothers. It is the story of one Métis woman's reconciliation with her past and her people--a coming to terms with loss and with the price that has been paid for assimilation, and a celebration of survival
Motherland tales of wonder ( visu )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 44 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 )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
An exploration of goddess-centered religion. The film looks at women's spirituality beginning in prehistoric times when women were respected as the source of life, wisdom and justice
Wisecracks ( visu )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
"No topic is too shocking or shameful in this bold, hilarious documentary of influential women in stand up comedy. [They] tell it like it is and deliver the classic and sarcastic lines that make them the stars they are. Plus, timeless footage of ageless comediennes ... who paved the way to the stage for women make this an uproarious stand up pick you don't want to miss!"--Container
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."
Women and spirituality the goddess trilogy ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Exploration of the history, repression and resurgence of the women's spirituality movement
A Mother and daughter on abortion ( visu )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 9 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
Democracy à la Maude ( visu )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A study of Maude Barlow, head of the largest citizen's group in Canada, the Council of Canadians, as she and the Council bring a court action against the takeover of the Southam newspapers by Conrad Black. Talks about her family background, the ideas and influences that led her to where she is, and the ideas of "corporate rule" that she fights against
Asking different questions women and science ( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
By asking different questions, five women scientists working in the fields of physics, engineering, environmental health and forest genetics, come up with startling ideas that challenge the foundation of modern science and technology
Too dirty for a woman ( visu )
3 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Women in Labrador City, Newfoundland, talk about their non-traditional jobs, their new feelings of independence and how their families' lives have been affected
Faithful women ( visu )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 6 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
Wednesday's children ( visu )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Part of a series of six films focusing on a different form of delinquent behaviour and its familial and social contexts within the larger social problem of adolescent alienation. Robert is a fifteen-year-old with all sorts of problems going through an identity crisis. He hides his insecurity about girls and his mother's serious boyfriend behind humour, sarcasm, angry rebellion and escape into wishful fantasy. When reality threatens these defences, he runs, and steals a car to maintain his personality's shaky status quo
Speaking of Nairobi forum '85 : a world meeting for women ( visu )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
17,000 women gathered in Nairobi in July 1985 for the official conference concluding the United Nation's Decade for Women and the unofficial conference, "Forum '85."
Working nights ( visu )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Six Quebec women speak about working the night-shift
The lion and the mouse ( visu )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
An animated version of Aesop's fable about a mouse who saves a lion by chewing through the rope in which the lion is trapped. A story about helping others
Russian diary ( visu )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
This documentary is a last glimpse of the Soviet Union before the transition to Glasnost. The diary of the filmmaker is used as a narative device in recalling encounters with a wedding couple, an actress, a class of nine-year-old school children, a "refusnik", and women who survived the siege of Leningrad. Part of the Speaking our peace series
 
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English (57)
French (4)
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