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The Forum on Religion and Ecology is dedicated to providing resource listings for pedagogical purposes. This resource list suggests films and videos that may be utilized in classroom situations. The list is not exhaustive of all materials on the topic and the Forum on Religion and Ecology does not endorse any of the films, videos, and corporations listed below. The list is to be utilized as a possible resource listing for teachers who are looking for supplementary materials for their courses.

 

  Ecofeminism
  Adam’s World
Earth Care: Women and the Environment
Ecofeminism Now!
 
Ecology and Feminism

Full Circle
Taking Empirical Data Seriously: An Ecofeminist Philosophical Perspective
Thinking Green: Ecofeminists and the Greens
Toward Environmental Justice: An Ecofeminist Perspective
Women and Spirituality

Title Adam’s World
Series None Listed
Publisher Montreal, Quebec: National Film Board of Canada, 1989
Credits A Studio D Production, National Film Board Canada.

Producer: Margaret Pettigrew
Director: Donna Read
Writer: Elizabeth Dodson Gray
Format VHS
Length 20 minutes
Abstract In this short video, Elizabeth Dodson Gray considers the scope of the ecological crisis from a feminist, theological perspective.
   
Title Earth Care: Women and the Environment (April, 1994)
Series None Listed
Publisher Vermillion, S.D.: University of South Dakota, 1994
Credits Others responsible for the production of this video include:
Women’s Research Center, University of South Dakota
Format VHS
Length Information not available
Abstract Carolyn Merchant, Charon Asetoyer, Jim Peterson, and Deb Rogers Miller discuss the relationship between women and the environment at the University of South Dakota’s eleventh annual Women’s Research Conference.
   
Title Ecofeminism Now!
Series None Listed
Publisher Medusa Productions, 1996
Credits Director/Producer:  Greta Gaard
Format VHS
Length 37 minutes
Abstract

This documentary concerning ecofeminism is set within the framework of a 1994 conference hosted by the Institute for Social Ecology titled “Women and Ecology.”  Some of the ecofeminist activists and scholars interviewed include Carol Adams, Lourdes Arguelles, Judi Bari, Riane Eisler, Elizabeth Dodson Gray, Chaia Heller, Ynestra King, Marti Kheel, Winona LaDuke, Charlene Spretnak, Vandana Shiva, and Karen Warren.

   
Title Ecology and Feminism
Series 1989 Frederick C. Wood Jr. Lecture Series
Publisher Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: Vassar College, 1989
Credits None Listed
Format VHS
Length Approximately 96 minutes
Abstract Theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether discusses the history of ecology from a feminist perspective.
   
Title Full Circle
Series Women and Spirituality Series
Publisher New York: Wellspring Media, 1989 Distributed by Winstar TV and Video, 1989
Credits A coproduction of the National Film Board of Canada (Ontario Centre) and the Great Atlantic and Pacific Film Company.

Producers: Heather Marshall, Silva Basmajian, Margaret Pettigrew
Director, Editor, Writer, Narrator: Donna Read
Cinematographer, Associate Director: Susan Trow
Format VHS
Length 56 minutes
Abstract This video on the relationship between women’s spirituality and environmentalism was first produced as a motion picture by the National Film Board of Canada (Studio D).
   
Title Taking Empirical Data Seriously: An Ecofeminist Philosophical Perspective
Series None Listed
Publisher Madison, Wisc.: Institute for Environmental Studies, 1992
Credits Authors: Karen Warren, George Cornell

Others responsible for the production of this video include:
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Institute for Environmental Studies
Format VHS; guide booklet
Length 103 minutes
Abstract Lectures by Karen Warren and George Cornell during the Human Values and the Environment Conference held at the University of Wisconsin, Madison on October 1–3, 1992.

   
Title Thinking Green: Ecofeminists and the Greens
Series None Listed
Publisher 1994
Credits Producer:  Greta Gaard
Format VHS
Length 35 minutes
Abstract

This documentary records a number of interviews with Ecofeminists and Greens, providing activists and educators a concise introduction to these two convergent movements.  Speakers include Margo Adair, Amy Belanger, Charlotte Bunch, Keiko Bonk-Abramson, Walt Bresette, Jan Conley, Deane Curtin, Riane Eisler, Hugh Esko, Mike Feinstein, Annie Goeke, Winston Gordon, Elizabeth Dodson Gray, JoAnn Haberman, Chaia Heller, Lydia Herbst, Ynestra King, Winona LaDuke, Stephanie Lahar, Linda Martin, Susan Meeker-Lowry, John Rensenbrink, Charlene Spretnak, Brian Tokar, and Karen Warren.

   
Title Toward Environmental Justice: An Ecofeminist Perspective
Secondary Titles

Environmental Justice
Women’s Experience
8th Annual Women’s Conference

Series None Listed
Publisher Chicago, Ill.: Loyola University, 1999(?)
Credits Produced by: Loyola University of Chicago, Center for Instructional Design.

Presentations: Dianne Rocheleau, Moni McIntyre
Sponser: Ann Ida Gannon

Others repsonsible for the production of this video include:
BVM Center for Women and Leadership of Loyola University Chicago March 19–21,1999
Format 3 VHS videocassettes
Length Total 234 minutes
Abstract These videos from the eighth annual Women’s Conference at Loyola University, discuss feminist approaches to environmental justice. Dianne Rocheleau points out that although women have been active in struggles for environmental justice, they are often overlooked. Moni McIntyre presents a Judeo-Christian theological perspective on the environmental crisis. McIntyre discusses current attempts to bring together the fields of ecology and feminist theology, highlighting issues relating to health care, spirituality, and moral theology.
   
Title Women and Spirituality
Part 1: Goddess Remembered
Part 2: The Burning Times
Part 3: Full Circle
Series Women and Spirituality Series
Publisher Los Angeles, Calif.: Direct Cinema Ltd., 1989
Credits Producer: Margaret Pettigrew, et al.
Director: Donna Read
Writers: Donna Read, Margaret Pettigrew
Cameraperson: Susan Trow
Music: Loreena McKennitt
Narrator: Martha Henry
Others responsible for the production of this video include:
The National Film Board of Canada
Format 3 VHS videocassettes
Length Approximately 55 minutes each
Abstract Originally produced as a motion picture by the National Film Board of Canada (Studio D), this video about the women’s spirituality movement considers various ecological issues as well as early goddess cultures and witch hunts.