Monday, September 7, 2009

Gwynne Dyer's "The Gods of Our Fathers"

This is an interesting video on the creation of patriarchy from the perspective of women's history. It is not readily available (although I haven't checked the National Film Board of Canada site, which is uploading some amazing things for streaming), and I am creating this so that it can be watched from one place. It uses the example of Egypt to describe a possible scenario for the development of patriarchy and its relationship to militarism. It should be watched after (or before, I suppose) reading Gerda Lerner's The Creation of Patriarchy.

These are just the credits!!

The Gods of our Fathers, written and narrated by Gwynne Dyer and directed by Anne Henderson, was released by the National Film Board of Canada in 1994. More information can be found at (You can actually buy it for $20 & the whole series - 5 documentaries for 80$ - I think)